Four years after the brutal murder of the well known British-born Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding at his home in Juba, the international law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP has been appointed by the advocacy movement “Justice for All South Sudanese” to seek justice and accountability for this crime, and to bring greater international pressure to halt the abuse of human rights taking place in the country.
Dr. Ding, who was born in the United Kingdom and who maintained dual British and South Sudanese citizenship, was a renowned medical doctor and Oxford University-educated post-doctoral neuroscientist. He was murdered at his home on the 27th of October 2015 by a single gunshot to the back of the head. Government authorities continuously attempted to portray his murder as an accident or suicide, refusing to investigate or hold the perpetrators accountable.
The late Dr. Ding’s family, friends, and community in South Sudan and in the UK have been fighting for justice in the four years since then, and are now seeking international remedies to hold the South Sudanese authorities responsible for their failure to provide access to justice.
Led by international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, Amsterdam & Partners LLP will be tasked with exploring international legal options to defend their clients’ rights, expose the truth and facts of what has taken place under the current regime, whilst also highlighting the ongoing and endemic obstruction of justice and impunity that has taken root in the country’s legal systems.
”Justice For All South Sudanese” is calling for there to be genuine accountability in South Sudan for all of the deaths of innocent South Sudanese citizens.
“Without there being genuine truth-telling and commensurate justice for crimes that have been committed; there can be no forgiveness, healing and reconciliation amongst the millions of war-trodden and psychologically traumatised people of South Sudan,” said Mr. Amsterdam. “The impunity and the obstructions of justice made possible by the government of President Salva Kiir can no longer be ignored. There is no longer any excuse for human rights organizations and NGOs to ignore this reality for the people of South Sudan. By continuing to do so, the international community is now being fully complicit in the grave suffering of the people of the newest nation on Earth.”
Well known for their representation of African political figures such as Bobi Wine of Uganda, Tundu Lissu of Tanzania, former President Rupiah Banda of Zambia, and numerous others, more information about Amsterdam and Partners LLP can be found at https://amsterdamandpartners.com.