Library of Congress

Law Library of Congress

The Library of Congress > Law Library > News & Events > Global Legal Monitor

Sudan: Regional Law on Children’s Rights Issued

(Apr. 14, 2009) On April 9, 2009, it was reported that the President of the Government of Southern Sudan (an autonomous region within Sudan), Salva Kiir, officially launched the first law in that region to recognize children's rights. The UNICEF director for Southern Sudan, Peter Crowley, called this step “a major milestone in creating a […]

Sudan: Parliament Passes Law on Elections

(July 2, 2008) On July 1, 2008, Sudan's National Assembly passed a draft law on general elections. The bill had been recommended by the Committee on Legislation and Justice. It establishes a mixed electoral system, involving both majority rule and proportional representation, and it sets a standard for the rate of participation by women. Sixty […]

China; Sudan: Eight Agreements Signed

(July 2, 2008) It was reported on June 13, 2008, that, according to Sudan's Finance Minister Dr. Awad al-Jaz, China and Sudan have pledged to develop their partnership. To that end, the two sides signed eight agreements and preferential loans worth 160 million yuan (about US$23.2 million), as well as an agricultural cooperation protocol that […]

Sudan: Opposition Leader Al-Turabi Arrested

(June 2, 2008) On May 12, 2008, Sudanese security forces arrested the leader of the People's Congress opposition party, Hassan al-Turabi, along with ten of his senior assistants. Mahjoub Fadl, media consultant for the Sudanese President, declared that the detention of al-Turabi, senior officials of the People's Congress Party, and others, whom he did not […]