South Sudan



Constitutional document in force:

  • 2011 Transitional Constitution of the Republic of Southern Sudan: English
  • Transitional period ongoing



Click for information on the methodology

The country pages are collections from information openly available on the web or documents obtained by the MECF with national constitutional events categorized as follows:

1. New Constitutional Document

A “New Constitutional Document” under the terms of this website is a text that bears new constitutional authority, which was not enacted by a preexisting amendment procedure of the highest law available.

2. Amendment

Documents are categorized as “Amendments” if they were established according to an existing constitutional amendment procedure.

3. Proposal

A “Proposal” is an amendment that was not or is supposed to be implemented in future.

4. Interpretation

An “Interpretation” is a legal determination by a body that is endowed with the authority to issue binding interpretations on the constitutional text. This category is not limited to courts or other traditional bodies of the judiciary. Exemplary bodies include constitutional courts or boards.

5. Related Legal Text

“Related Legal Texts” are those legal documents that are directly relevant to the constitutional provisions and are hierarchically placed below constitutional legal authority. Examples include election laws, laws relating to political parties and laws on the judiciary.

We list secondary materials for each constitutional event of the five categories. These include scholarly articles and the travaux préparatoires.

05/12/2005 | Propsal | Draft Constitution of Southern Sudan

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]


Secondary Materials:

1. Korwa Adar, Sudan peace process : challenges and future prospects (1. publ. ed. 2004).
2. Markus Böckenförde, Shari’ah and Human Rights in the Interim Constitution of Sudan, in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity (Grote, Rainer & Röder, Tilmann J. eds., 2011).
3. Böckenförde, Markus, Constitutional Engineering and Decentralization – Federal Structures as a means for Peace-Building in Sudan, in Transitional Constitutionalism 25-48 (H. Eberhard, K. Lachmeyer, & G. Thallinger eds., 2007).
4. Elliesie, Hatem, Friedensprozess und Verfassungsentwicklung im Sudan, 38 Verfassung und Recht in Übsersee 276-307 (2005).
5. Elliesie, Hatem, Quo vadis bilad as-Sudan? The Contemporary Framework for a National Interim Constitution, 8 Recht in Afrika 63-81 (2005).
6. Elliesie, Hatem, Rule of Law in Sudan, in Understanding of the Rule of Law in various Legal Orders of the World (Koetter, Matthias & Schuppert, Gunnar Folke eds., 2010).
7. Noah Ibrahim, The Sudanese Bill of Rights, 12 International Journal of Human Rights 613-635 (2008).


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>