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Name: Constitution of the Republic of Sudan.
Country: Sudan
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1998-06-30
Entry into force:
ISN: SDN-1998-C-52652
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1999, Gisbert H. Flanz, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, pp. 1-36
Constitution in English Constitution in English Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa PDF PDF (consulted on 2019-04-10)
Abstract/Citation: 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 All previous Constitutional Decrees (except Decree No. 14) are repealed; all other laws, however, shall continue to be in force.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.
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