Bills and Laws

This page provides a compilation of key legislation in the area of criminal law and criminal procedural law. This includes legislation governing the work of the police, the security forces and the army, which contains relevant provisions, such as on powers of arrest and detention, criminal offences, special courts and immunity. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Interim National Constitution are included as they provide the legal yardstick for any statutory law. The same applies to international treaties to which Sudan is a state party as Sudan is responsible for the compatibility of its legislation (and practical application) with the rights and obligations contained therein. The compilation includes older pieces of legislation, where available, for ease of comparison. Relevant legislation will be added to this page as appropriate and we would welcome receiving any legal texts, including bills.

Criminal Laws

2009- Criminal Procedure Act Amendment
عربي

2009- Criminal Act Amendment
عربي

2009 - Rules of procedures for Anti-terrorism courts
English - عربي

2001- Anti-Terrorism Act
عربي

1991 - Criminal Act
English - عربي

1991 - National Criminal Procedure Act
English - عربي

Institutional Laws

2010 - National Security Law
عربي

2010 - National Security Act
English

2009 - National Security Bill
عربي

2008 - Police Forces Act
عربي

2007 - People's Armed Forces Act
English

1999 - National Security Act
عربي

1996 - The Constitutional and Administrative Law Act
English

Constitutional Laws

2011 - The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan
English

2005 - Sudan National Constitution
English

2005 - Official Constitutional Court Act
English

2004 - Comprehensive Peace Agreement
English

Miscellaneous

2009 - Child Act
English

2009 - Press and Publications Act
English - عربي

1998 - Khartoum Public Order Act
English

1998 - The Grievances and Ombudsman Commission Act
عربي

1997 - Emergency and Protection of Public Safety Act of 1997

English - عربي

1994 - Evidence Act
English

1984 - Civil Transaction Act
عربي

1974 - The Interpretation of Laws and General Clauses Act
English

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