The EU is doing everything within its powers to bring the conflict in South Sudan to an end. The EU, as a witness to the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict, is working vigorously to support its implementation and is an active member of the peace-monitoring institutions established by the Agreement, such as the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC). The EU is providing financial assistance for implementation of parts of the Agreement. The EU has an intensive political dialogue with the Transitional Government of National Unity, both under the auspices of JMEC and bilaterally. The EU, including its Special Representative for the Horn of Africa, is in frequent contact with the countries of the region and with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union and the United Nations to encourage implementation of the Agreement.
So far as violations of ratified international conventions are concerned, the EU has repeatedly called on the African Union to move forward as quickly as possible with the implementation of the justice and accountability measures provided for in the Agreement, in particular the establishment of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan, and has underlined that it will support efforts to ensure that any individual who orders or commits criminal acts of violence is held accountable before a court.