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Obligations of the State

South Sudan, English

(5) South Sudan is founded on justice, equality, respect for human dignity and advancement of human rights and fundamental freedoms. (Art. 1)

Obligations of the State

South Sudan, English

(1) The Bill of Rights is a covenant among the people of South Sudan and between them and their government at every level and a commitment to respect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in this Constitution; it is the cornerstone of social justice, equality and democracy.
(2) The rights and freedoms of individuals and groups enshrined in this Bill shall be respected, upheld and promoted by all organs and agencies of Government and by all persons.
(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.
(4) This Bill of Rights shall be upheld by the Supreme Court and other competent courts and monitored by the Human Rights Commission. (Art. 9)

National Human Rights Bodies

South Sudan, English

(1) There shall be established an independent commission to be known as the Human Rights Commission.

(4) The Commission shall have power to issue summons or other orders requiring representatives of relevant institutions and other bodies at all levels of government or persons or organizations to appear before it or produce any document or record relevant to any investigation by the Commission.
(5) The Commission may request a government representative or any person or organization to take part in its deliberations if and when necessary. (Art. 145)

Judicial Protection

South Sudan, English

(4) This Bill of Rights shall be upheld by the Supreme Court and other competent courts and monitored by the Human Rights Commission. (Art. 9)

Obligations of the State

South Sudan, English

(4) Each state government shall exercise such other powers as shall promote the welfare of the people of that state and to protect their human rights and fundamental freedoms as are provided for in this Constitution.
… (Art. 163)

Obligations of the State

South Sudan, English

… Determined to lay the foundation for a united, peaceful and prosperous society based on justice, equality, respect for human rights and the rule of law;
Committed to establishing a decentralized democratic multi-party system of governance in which power shall be peacefully transferred and to upholding values of human dignity and equal rights and duties of men and women;
… (Preamble)

Obligations of Private Parties

South Sudan, English

(2) Every citizen shall in particular:

(j) respect the rights and freedoms of others. (Art. 46)

Obligations of the State

South Sudan, English

(1) The primary responsibilities of the National Government shall be, inter alia:

(e) ensuring the protection of the rights and interests of the people. (Art. 53)

National Human Rights Bodies

South Sudan, English

Subject to Article 190 herein, no derogation from the rights and freedoms enshrined in this Bill shall be made. The Bill of Rights shall be upheld, protected and applied by the Supreme Court and other competent courts; the Human Rights Commission shall monitor its application in accordance with this Constitution and the law. (Art. 10)

Judicial Protection

South Sudan, English

(1) The Supreme Court shall be the custodian of this Constitution and the constitutions of the states.
(2) The Supreme Court shall exercise competences as follows:

(k) uphold and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms;
… (Art. 126)