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  1. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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 - Constitutional law - Constitution

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

    Adoption: 2005 | SDN-2005-C-72048

  3. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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

  4. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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 All previous Constitutional Decrees (except Decree No. 14) are repealed; all other laws, however, shall continue to be in force.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.

  5. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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.

  6. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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.

  7. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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

  8. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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."

  9. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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.

  10. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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.

  11. Sudan - Constitutional law - 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.


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