lisa monaghan

N. Abdulbari (2011). Citizenship Rules in Sudan and Post-Secession Problems

Affiliation with a political community or entity has throughout history been important
for the purposes of protection and belonging. This article discusses the concept
of citizenship in Sudan in light of the Sudanese and Southern Sudanese interim constitutions and relevant laws, taking into consideration the international norms in this regard. It also sheds light on the application of the law and possible scenarios when the South becomes an independent nation. It argues that a set of legal rules that
organize nationality issues in Sudan and Southern Sudan are inconsistent with general
nationality principles and that, if their provisions remain valid until the fragmentation
of Sudan becomes a reality, many post-secession violations will be difficult to
avoid. It suggests a series of measures that the main parties to the National Unity
Government should take to avert such violations and secure peaceful and neighbourly
relations in the years to come.

Category: Politics and Political Agreements

Sub-category: National