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Name: Transitional Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan, 1985.
Country: Sudan
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1985-10-10
Entry into force:
ISN: SDN-1985-C-44001
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1989-04, Albert P. Blaustein, Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, pp. 11-54
Abstract/Citation: Part I stipulates that Islamic Sharia Law shall be the main source of legislation. Part II outlines principles guiding state policy. The State shall pursue national unity and the eradication of racial and regional "fanaticism." The economy shall seek social equality through planning (art. 13). The five northern regions and the national capital shall be administered on the basis of decentralized government; a system of Regional Self-Government shall be established in the Southern Region. Part III sets forth fundamental rights and freedoms, including freedom of religion, expression, association in trade unions, movement, correspondence, and the right to ownership. Persons who posed a threat to public safety or violated the Provisional Constitution 1964 have no recourse to Constitutional protection (art. 32). The legislature may make laws restricitng these freedoms for the sake of public security, morality, or safety of the national economy (art. 33). Part IV outlines the organs of the transitional government, including the Transitional Military Council, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, and the Constituent Assembly. Part VIII provides for the Judiciary.
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