Monday , February 19 2018


ACJPS regularly produces a range of high quality, evidence-based publications.

The Judiciary in Sudan: Its Role in the Protection of Human Rights During the Comprehensive Peace Agreement Interim Period (2005-2011)


This study examines the state of the judiciary in the Sudan and its role in the protection and promotion of human rights during the omprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)-mandated Interim period of July 2005 to July 2011. The paper aims to shed light on the structure of the judiciary and analyzes substantive laws and constitutional guarantees governing the operational independence of the judiciary. In addition to examining the normative framework, this study analyzes the concept of judicial independence and the operations of the judiciary as an institution. This study concludes that in some instances, the effectiveness of the Sudanese judiciary is compromised by the resistance or refusal of the executive branches of government to implement its decisions.

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Growing Trend: Sudanese Government Targets Student Activists

(31 January 2012)  On 25 January 2012, five members of Grifina, a non-violent youth led resistance movement, were arrested in Sudan.  These arrests give evidence of a government campaign targeting youth activists. The five activists participated in a forum organized by Grifina to commemorate the 2005 Beja massacre at Port …

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Comments to Sudan’s 4th and 5th Periodic Report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights concerning torture in Sudan

(April 2012) The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, the Sudan Democracy First Group and REDRESS (‘the Organisations’) submitted this alternative report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in respect of Sudan’s Fourth Periodic Report (2008-2012). The report highlights the continued and widespread use of torture …

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Human Rights Violations in the Republic of Sudan: A Shadow Report to Sudan’s Fourth and Fifth Periodic Report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

(April 2012) The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) submitted this shadow report to the Republic of Sudan’s Fourth and Fifth periodic reports (2008 – 2012) to the African Commission …

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Sudan Human Rights Monitor Issue 16

(February-March 2012) The feature article of this issue provides an overview of the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. On 14 March the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan achieved a breakthrough in the negotiations on future economic, security and social relationships between the two countries that had been ongoing …

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Excessive Brutality from Public Order Police in Daim, Khartoum

(7 March 2012)  On the 5th of March in Daim, Khartoum several people were injured and one died as a result of an unprovoked attack by the Public Order Police.  The following day the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) imposed a media blackout, refusing to allow newspapers in Khartoum to investigate or …

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