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The Interim National Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan, 2005

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Year of current version:2005
Date of entry into force of original text:July 6, 2005
Date of Text (Adopted):July 6, 2005
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The current supreme law of Sudan is the Interim National Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan. Based on a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA which officially ended the civil war between the Sudanese Government based in Khartoum and the southern-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) rebel group) and the Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan 1998, it was adopted by the National Assembly on 6 July 2005 and entered into force on 9 July 2005.
This Constitution formally governs the executive authority and the judiciary and prevails over any act of the executive. Sudan’s legal system is based on Islamic law.
The Executive branch of Government is composed of a President and two Vice Presidents. The legislative branch is composed of a bicameral National Legislature with the National Assembly and the Council of States. The judicial branch is mainly composed of the Supreme Court and Special Revolutionary Courts.


The Sudanese Constitution contains no provision expressly referring to intellectual property rights. However, Article 43 recognizes and guarantees the 'Right to Own Property', which could be extended to Intellectual Property Rights.
Available Texts: 
Arabic

دستور جمهورية السودان الانتقالي لسنة 2005 دستور جمهورية السودان الانتقالي لسنة 2005, Complete document (pdf) [1128 KB]

English

The Interim National Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan, 2005 The Interim National Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan, 2005, Complete document (pdf) [533 KB]

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