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Women’s Rights

South Sudan, English

1. Women shall be accorded full and equal dignity of the person with men.
2. Women shall have the right to equal pay for equal work and other related benefits with men.
3. Women shall have the right to participate equally with men in public life.
4. All levels of government shall:
a. promote women participation in public life and their representation in the legislative and executive organs by at least twenty-five per cent13 as an affirmative action to redress imbalances created by history, customs, and traditions;
b. enact laws to combat harmful customs and traditions which undermine the dignity and status of women; and
c. provide maternity and child care and medical care for pregnant and lactating women.
5. Women shall have the right to own property and share in the estates of their deceased husbands together with any surviving legal heir of the deceased. (Art. 16)

Education

South Sudan, English

1. Education is a right for every citizen and all levels of government shall provide access to education without discrimination as to religion, race, ethnicity, health status including HIV/AIDS, gender or disability.
2. All levels of government shall promote education at all levels and shall ensure free and compulsory education at the primary level; they shall also provide free illiteracy eradication programmes. (Art. 29)

Education

South Sudan, English

The National and state governments shall have legislative and executive competences on any of the matters listed below:

2. Tertiary education and scientific research;
… (Schedule (C): Concurrent Powers)

Limitations and/or Derogations

South Sudan, English

During a state of emergency, the President may, by law or orders, take any measures that shall not derogate from the provisions of this Constitution except as provided herein:
a. to suspend part of the Bill of Rights. However, there shall be no infringement on the right to life, prohibition against slavery, prohibition against torture, the right of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religious creed, the right to litigation or the right to fair trial;
b. to dissolve or suspend any institution of the National Executive;
c. to dissolve or suspend any of the state organs or suspend such powers conferred upon the states under this Constitution; and
d. to take any such measures as deemed necessary to the state of emergency, which shall have the force of law. (Art. 190)

Education

South Sudan, English

1. All levels of government shall:
a. promote education at their respective levels to create the necessary qualified cadres for development;
b. mobilize public, private and communal resources and capabilities for education ...
2. The National Government shall:

b. endeavour to avail the necessary financial resources to make education affordable at secondary and higher levels, including technical and vocational training, in order to bridge the educational gap caused by the collapse of educational services during the years of conflict.
… (Art. 38)

Limitations and/or Derogations

South Sudan, English

Subject to Article 190 herein, no derogation from the rights and freedoms enshrined in this Bill shall be made.
… (Art. 10)

Death Penalty

South Sudan, English


3. No death penalty shall be executed upon a pregnant or lactating woman, save after two years of lactation. (Art. 21)

Indigenous Peoples

South Sudan, English

1. All indigenous languages of South Sudan are national languages and shall be respected, developed and promoted.
… (Art. 6)

Indigenous Peoples

South Sudan, English


2. All levels of government shall:

c. facilitate the development of the private sector, particularly indigenous entrepreneurs to establish and develop a viable private sector capable of participating effectively in reconstruction and development;
… (Art. 37)

Public Institutions and Services

South Sudan, English

1. The Civil Service shall be governed by, inter alia, the following values and Principles:

d. services shall be provided to all persons impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias or discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, region, gender, health status or physical disability;
… (Art. 139)