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Status of International Law

South Sudan, English

(1) The functions of the [Human Rights] Commission shall be to:

(i) monitor compliance of all levels of government with international and regional human rights treaties and conventions ratified by the Republic of South Sudan;
… (Art. 146)

Status of International Law

South Sudan, English

(3) All rights and freedoms enshrined in international human rights treaties, covenants and instruments ratified or acceded to by the Republic of South Sudan shall be an integral part of this Bill.2
… (Art. 9)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

(6) The objects of local government shall be to:

(i) acknowledge and incorporate the role of Traditional Authority and customary law in the local government system;
… (Art. 166)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

The exclusive executive and legislative powers of a state shall be as follows:

30. Traditional Authority and customary law;
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42. Customary law courts. (Schedule (B), Powers of States)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

(1) Judicial power is derived from the people and shall be exercised by the courts in accordance with the customs, values, norms and aspirations of the people and in conformity with this Constitution and the law.
… (Art. 122)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

(4) All levels of government shall:
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(b) enact laws to combat harmful customs and traditions which undermine the dignity and status of women;
… (Art. 16)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

Ethnic and cultural communities shall have the right to freely enjoy and develop their particular cultures. Members of such communities shall have the right to practice their beliefs, use their languages, observe their religions and raise their children within the context of their respective cultures and customs in accordance with this Constitution and the law. (Art. 33)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

(7) Rights in land and resources owned, held or otherwise acquired by the Government shall be exercised through the appropriate or designated level of government which shall recognize customary land rights under customary land law.
(8) All levels of government shall institute a process to progressively develop and amend the relevant laws to incorporate customary rights and practices and local heritage.
… (Art. 171)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

The sources of legislation in South Sudan shall be:
(a) this Constitution;
(b) customs and traditions of the people;
(c) the will of the people; and
(d) any other relevant source. (Art. 5)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

(1) The institution, status and role of Traditional Authority, according to customary law, are recognised under this Constitution.
(2) Traditional Authority shall function in accordance with this Constitution, the state constitutions and the law.
(3) The courts shall apply customary law subject to this Constitution and the law. (Art. 167)