Self Determination and Southern Sudan

The topic chosen for the essay is important for the people of Southern Sudan as well as the legal entities. The broad range of definitions available for self-determination and the problems related to its application act as a hurdle for proper implementation of the legal doctrine of it. Knowing the importance of Naivasha agreement 2005 for the people and Southern Sudan, it is justifiable to believe that self-determination and its application in this context greatly determine the future of the region and the people living in it. Self-determination is the concept that provides or calls for the freedom, equality, and liberty of people for their rights. The legal right of people and states to self-determination and freedom are infringed if the applicability of the legal doctrine is not exercised due to some people’s beliefs or judgments. Hence, there was a need for a definite definition of self-determination which could be applied for all the people of the state. The biased definitions and understanding led to chaos and difficulties during that period and to cope up with the problems, the need to reevaluate the legal doctrine was emphasized. The topic is chosen in order to highlight the issues of Southern Sudan during the Navausha agreement and to analyze the situation with regard to the applicability of the self-determination doctrine. Moreover, the paper provided useful information on the general problems associated with the concept of self-determination and the different models which may be applied.
In order to understand the concept of self-determination and its contextual importance, application and issue with reference to Southern Sudan and the 2005 Naivasha Agreement different libraries and research materials have been employed. The understanding and in-depth knowledge of self-determination and information related to it were acquired from a number of research papers and other literature available on the topic.