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  1. Sudan - General provisions - Constitution

    Amending Sudan Interim National Constitution of 2005. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-30 | SDN-2016-C-104910

    Contains numerous amendments.

  2. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Investment Encouragement Act 2013. - Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2013-01-01 | SDN-2013-L-97252

    Part I: Preliminary Provisions.
    Part II: Encouraging Investment.
    Part III: The Council.
    Part IV: The Authority.
    Part V: One- Stop gate System and Duties of the Competent Ministries.
    Part VI: Strategic National Investment Projects and Exemptions and Concessions.
    Part VII: Regulations and Procedures for Granting License.
    Part VIII: General Provisions.
    Part IX: Financial Rules, Accounts and Auditing.
    Part X: Final Provisions.

    Investment Encouragement Act of 1999, is repealed.

  3. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Sudanese Nationality Act of 2011 amends the Sudanese Nationality Act of 1994. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2011-08-10 | Date of entry into force: 2011-08-10 | SDN-2011-L-90602

    The Sudanese Nationality Act of 2011 amends the Sudanese Nationality Act of 1994 as follows:

    Section 6 of the Sudanese Nationality Act of 1994 is amended as follows:
    1- The phrase "granting and revocation" is added to the title of the Section before the phrase nationality certificate.
    2- A new sub section 2 is added to the section which reads as follows:
    "2- The Minister may decide to revoke Sudanese nationality by birth if the person has obtained it by fraud, forgery, false representation or the concealment of any material fact; or any other unlawful way".

    Sub section 1 of section 7 of the Sudanese Nationality Act of 1994 is amended as follows:
    1- Sub section (c) is amended by adding the phrase "continuous and lawful residence": after the phrase "residing in Sudan".
    2- The following two sub-sections should be added after sub-section (d), as follows:
    "(e) To be of a sound mind".
    "(f) To have a lawful way of gaining living".

    Section 10 of the Sudanese Nationality Act of 1994 is repealed and replaced by the following new section: "Loss of Nationality".

    Section 11 of the Act is amended by adding the following new sub-section to item (1) after sub-section (f)accordingly it will read as follows: "(g) He has made a written request or a declaration renouncing his Sudanese nationality".

    The following new section shall be added after section 15 of the Act, it reads as follows:"Reinstatement of nationality"

    Section 18 of the Act is amended as follows:
    1- The phrase "without prejudice to any severe punishment" shall be added to the preface of the section before the word "punishes"
    2- The word "fails" in sub-section (d) from the section should be replaced by the word "refuse".
    3- The following new sub-sections shall be added to the section after sub-section (d), it reads as follows:
    (e) Obtains a Sudanese certificate by fraud, false representation or the concealment of any material fact; or any other unlawful way.
    (f) Violates any of the provisions of this Act.

  4. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Elections Act, 2008. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-14 | SDN-2008-L-83471

    Repeals the General Elections Act 1998 and the Prohibition of the Corrupt Practices Act 1994. Establishes the National Elections Commission. Regulates the conducting of elections and referendums.

  5. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Organization of Voluntary and Humanitarian Work Act, 2006

    Adoption: 2006-03-16 | SDN-2006-L-73475

    Sets out the principals and goals governing humanitarian work (sections 5 and 6), as well as means for raising and receiving funds and grants. Chapter Two provides for the registration of NGO's and charitable organisations. Chapter Three regulates the organisation of sub-offices, networks, national forums and unions. Chapter Five establishes the Humanitarian Aid Commission and sets out its jurisdiction and powers as well as the establishment of a General Commissioner. Chapter Five deals with violations, penalties, punishment and appeals. Finally, Chapter Six contains general provisions including on accounts, reports etc of NGOs and charitable organisations. Repeals the Humanitarian Aid Commission Act, 1996.

  6. Sudan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 36 of 2005 to establish the Assessment and Evaluation Commission (AEC).

    Adoption: 2005-10-30 | Date of entry into force: 2005-10-30 | SDN-2005-R-72182

    Made in accordance with Article 221 of the Sudan Interim National Constitution.

    The AEC shall, inter alia, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement during the pre-interim and interim periods; evaluate the unity arragements established; advise the Presidency with a view to improving institutions and arrangements created; evaluate fulfillment of the obligations and the international support for the implementation and encouragement of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

  7. Sudan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 37 (2005) on the establishment of the National Petroleum Commission (NPC).

    Adoption: 2005-10 | SDN-2005-R-72248

    Made in accordance with Article 191 (1) of the Sudan Interim National Constitution.

    The Commission is, inter alia, responsible for formulating policies and guidelines in relation to the development and management of the petroleum sector and monitor the implementation of these policies to ensure that they serve the best interest of the people of Sudan.

  8. Sudan - General provisions - Constitution

    Sudan Interim National Constitution of 2005. - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2005 | SDN-2005-C-72048

  9. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitutional Court Act, 2005. - Act on-line in English Act on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2005 | SDN-2005-L-80448

    Repeals the Constitutional Court Act 1998.

    Chapter I - Preliminary Provisions
    Chapter II - The Court
    Chapter III - Jurisdiction and Powers of the Constitutional Court
    Chapter IV - Procedure of the Court
    Chapter V - Judgments and Decions
    Chapter VI - Financial Affairs
    Chapter VII - General Provisions

  10. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code 2003. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | SDN-2003-L-75718

    The SPLA Act 2003 applies in the following regions: Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria, Jongley, Lakes, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile and Warab governed by the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan. Repeals the Penal Code 1994.

    Chapter 1 - Preliminary
    Chapter 2 - General explanations and definitions
    Chapter 3 - Criminal responsibility
    Chapter 4 - Punishment and compensation
    Chapter 5 - Joint acts
    Chapter 6 - Abetment
    Chapter 7 - Attempts to commit offences
    Chapter 8 - Criminal Conspiracy
    Chapter 9 - Offences against the New Sudan
    Chapter 10 - Sedition
    Chapter 11 - Offences relating to the SPLA and other organized forces
    Chapter 12 - Offences against public tranquillity
    Chapter 13 - Offences by or relating to public servants
    Chapter 14 - Contempt of the lawful authority of public servants
    Chapter 15 - False evidence and offences relating to the administration of justice
    Chapter 16 - Offences relating to coin and notes
    Chapter 17 - Offences relating to revenue stamps
    Chapter 18 - Offences relating to weights and measures
    Chapter 19 - Offences affecting the public health, safety, convenience, decency and morals
    Chapter 20 - Cruelty to animals
    Chapter 21 - Offences relating to religion
    Chapter 22 - Offences affecting human body, offences affecting life
    Chapter 23 - Offences against theft of property
    Chapter 24 - Offences relating to documents and to property or other marks
    Chapter 25 - Offences relating to marriage and incest
    Chapter 26 - Defamation
    Chapter 27 - Criminal intimidation, insult, annoyance and drunkenness
    Chapter 28 - Vagabond

  11. Sudan - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Sudan. - Constitution in English

    Adoption: 1998-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1998-07-01 | SDN-1998-C-52652

    Part I provides that the Sudan shall be a federal republic in which "religions conciliate." Part II sets forth freedoms, rights, and duties, which shall include the right to equality (discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or religion shall be prohibited), freedom from forced labour, and freedom of association (Art. 26).The Executive shall consist of a President who is elected for a five-year term, two Vice Presidents, and a Council of Ministers; on the local level, executive authority shall rest with Governors. The National Assembly (Part IV) shall have legislative authority. The judicial system, outlined in Part V, guarantees the independence of judges and provides for the Constitutional Court. Part VIII provides the President with the power to declare a state of emergency, under which the President may suspend constitutional freedoms, except for freedom from slavery and torture and the right to non-discrimination. All previous Constitutional Decrees (except Decree No. 14) are repealed; all other laws, however, shall continue to be in force. Approved by national referendum 24 June 1998.

  12. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitutional Court Act 1998. - Compilation of selected laws of Sudan (in English)

    Adoption: 1998 | SDN-1998-L-70280

    Establishes the Constitutional Court and regulations its jurisdiction, functions and powers.

  13. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act 1998. - Compilation of selected laws of Sudan (in English)

    Adoption: 1998 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | SDN-1998-L-70281

    In pursuance of the provisions in the Constitution, every person is to be free to join or not a political party. A party may also be established if it has at least 100 citizens having the right to vote as members.

  14. Sudan - General provisions - Constitution

    Fourteenth Constitutional Decree.

    Adoption: 1997-04-21 | SDN-1997-C-52653

    Implements the Peace Agreement signed on 21 April 1997 between the government of Sudan and factions signatory to the treaty. Declares that the Sudan is a "multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious state" and provides for freedom of religion and independence of the judiciary. Defines federal and state powers and establishes a Southern States Coordinating Council to govern southern states and arrange local elections.

  15. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Code 1997.

    Adoption: 1997 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-21 | SDN-1997-L-49122

    Applies to all workers except civil servants, members of the armed forces, domestic servants, agricultural workers, family members of an employer, and casual workers. Chapter 2 establishes a Manpower Federal Committee. Chapter 3 governs employment agencies, private employment agencies, recruitment, apprencticeships, and registration of workers. Sudanese seeking jobs outside of Sudan shall obtain permission to do so. Chapter 4 covers the employment of women and young persons. Prohibits the employment of women during night hours (except in administrative or health-care jobs) and in hazardous or arduous working conditions. Forbids the employment of children (defined as persons under 12 years of age) and the employment of young persons (persons under 16 years of age) in specified tasks (s. 21). Hours of work for young persons shall be seven hours per day and one hour paid rest. Chapter 5 provides for employment contracts. Chapter 6 covers wages; wages shall be paid in cash, except for allowances for food, fuel, housing, transportation, and clothing, which may be paid in kind (s. 35). Chapter 7 regards matters related to hours of work and leave, including overtime, paid leave, and annual leave. Women workers shall be granted maternity leave of eight weeks (four weeks before and after confinement) for each year of service. Also provides for Hadj leave and Idda leave (mourning leave for a Moslem widow). Chapter 8 provides for matters regarding termination of employment and redundancy. Chapter 9 provides for severance pay, including for seasonal workers. Chapter 10 contains general provisions regarding penalties, validity of contracts with successor employers, and labour inspection. Establishes a National and District Council for Labour Relations. Chapter 11 regards occupational safety matters, including registration of factories, safety inspectors, notification of accidents, and the establishment of safety committees in factories employing 500 or more workers. Labour disputes are covered in Chapter 12. S. 101 provides that court cases related to persons planning an action in relation to a labour dispute shall be rejected, unless such actions were a "crime" as defined by law. Chapter 13 covers the settlement of labour disputes through negotiation and arbitration. S. 124 prohibits the partial or full stoppage of work. Final provisions are contained in Chapter 14. Repeals the Labour Force Act 1974, Industrial Relations Act 1976, Industrial Safety Act 1976, and the Individual Labour Relations Act 1981. Available in English. Also available in Arabic.

  16. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Constitutional and Administrative Law Act of 1996. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1996 | SDN-1996-L-85505

    Chapter I - Interpretation
    Chapter II - Constitutional Objections

  17. Sudan - General provisions - Constitution

    Thirteenth Constitutional Decree (Organs of the Federal Government) 1995.

    Adoption: 1995-12-24 | SDN-1995-C-45346

    Outlines the duties and powers of the organs of government, including the President, Vice-President, armed forces, civil service, Council of Ministers, and National Assembly. Defines the criminal responsibility of the President, and provides that "judges are independent in the exercise of their judicial functions."

  18. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Act 1991. - Legislation online Legislation online

    Adoption: 1991 | SDN-1991-L-80450

    Repeals the Penal Code of 1993. Sets out crimes and penalties for these.

  19. Sudan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 1 of 1989.

    Adoption: 1989-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1989-06-30 | SDN-1889-R-42860

    Suspends the transitional Constitution of 1986 of the Republic of Sudan. Also dissolves certain political institutions such as the Constituent Assembly, the State Council and the Council of Ministers. Henceforth the Revolution Council, established by the national salvation revolution, shall represent the supreme constitutional, legislative and executive authority.

  20. Sudan - General provisions - Constitution

    Sudan Transitional Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1987.

    Adoption: 1987-04-12 | SDN-1987-C-44003

    Amends various provisions of the Transitional Constitution, 1985. Adds specific measures to combat the Rajab Revolution, inter alia by defining as state objectives the liquidation of traces of the May regime and the rescue of citizens "from the greed of parasite classes." No law made to implement these objectives shall be deemed as unconstitutional. Also amends provisions relating to the procedures of the legislature.

  21. Sudan - General provisions - Constitution

    Transitional Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan, 1985.

    Adoption: 1985-10-10 | SDN-1985-C-44001

    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.

  22. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Management Development Act of 1968 as amended in 1979

    Adoption: 1979 | SDN-1979-L-39859

    Incorporates the Management Development Centre; provides for the objectives and the powers of the Centre; regulates administrative and financial matters; and protects members of the Board and employees of the Centre against certain civil suits.

  23. Sudan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Management Development and Productivity Centre Act 1968.

    Adoption: 1968 | SDN-1968-L-18467

    An Act to incorporate the Management Development and Productivity Centre and to provide for the manner of its management and operation and other matters pertaining thereto. No. 24.


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