'This is a wonderful book with a big idea about the centrality of law in both imposing and resisting public authority even in the midst of war. It is beautifully illustrated by granular descriptions about how this tension unfolds in South Sudan, drawing on some extraordinary activist research involving hundreds of court observations.'
Mary Kaldor, London School of Economics and Political Science
'This is a remarkable book, advancing to a new level the debate about the nature of justice in wartime and filling an important gap in the literature on South Sudan. It is part political sociology, part deep ethnography about how people live with and overcome injustice and part personal histories of incredible legal activists.' Jok Maduk Jok, Sudd Institute
'Rachel Ibreck builds on a unique career of vital community research to bring us the untold stories of those struggling to make the law work in South Sudan.' Celeste Hicks, author of The Trial of Hissène Habré: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice
'An outstanding feat based on in-depth research in a difficult setting … this book uncovers the dysfunctions of law and the bravery of South Sudan’s activists struggling for justice.'
Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz.
'A very important, highly engaging and ultimately inspiring account of the role of law and legal activism in contemporary South Sudan.'
Cherry Leonardi, Durham University