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Employment Rights and Protection

South Sudan, English


2. Women shall have the right to equal pay for equal work and other related benefits with men.
… (Art. 16)

Employment Rights and Protection

South Sudan, English


2. This Constitution shall be interpreted and applied to advance the individual dignity and address the particular needs of the people by dedicating public resources and focusing attention on the provision of gainful employment for the people,
… (Art. 35)

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


2. The Supreme Court shall exercise competences as follows:

b. be the court of final judicial instance in respect of any litigation or prosecution under National or state law, including statutory and customary law;
… (Art. 126)

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

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)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

1. Legislation of the states shall provide for the role of Traditional Authority as an institution at local government level on matters affecting local communities.
2. Legislation at the National and state levels shall provide for the establishment, composition, functions and duties of councils for Traditional Authority leaders. (Art. 168)

Customary Law

South Sudan, English

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

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

Religious Law

South Sudan, English

1. Religion and State shall be separate.
2. All religions shall be treated equally and religion or religious beliefs shall not be used for divisive purposes. (Art. 8)