Unclear Lines: State and Non-State Actors in Abyei

  • Joshua Craze
Part of the Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies book series (PSABS)


It was the fourth day of the oral pleadings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, where the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) were contesting whether the Abyei Boundaries Commission (ABC) had exceeded the mandate given to it by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. At around midday, Professor James Crawford, one of the lead counsels for GoS, was called upon to present Sudan’s argument.


Political Negotiation Arbitration Agreement Territorial Sovereignty Militia Attack Comprehensive Peace Agreement 
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