South Sudan Police Act

October 04, 2007 - 1:00am
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This is the consolidated response to the Rule of Law Query on South Sudan Police Acts.

The UN is helping the government of South Sudan to draft a Police Act that will enumerate powers and duties of state and local police. The South Sudan legal system has common law roots and the Sudanese drafters seek to draw from model experience in the region as well as relevant best practices from other transitional scenarios. Chief among the key issues is the distribution of power between State and local police forces.