26 Jun 2019

The Structure of the Government of Southern Sudan

The Constitution

The Government of Southern Sudan is based on the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan and the principles embodied in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

The details of the structure of the Government of Southern Sudan and its responsibilities are defined by the interim constitution.

Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan

The Executive

The executive branch of the Government of Southern Sudan is made up of the President, Vice-President and the Council of Ministers.

President

H.E Lt. General Salva Kiir Mayardit

The President of the Government of Southern Sudan is the head of Southern Sudan Government and the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. The President of GOSS also serves as First Vice President of the Republic of the Sudan.

Vice-President

H.E Lt. Gen. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dourghon

The Vice-President (V-P) of the Government of Southern Sudan serves as the assistant to the GoSS president and is appointed by the President of the Government of Southern Sudan.

The current V-P is also the Chief Mediator in the Government of Uganda/LRA Peace Talks.

Southern Sudan Council of Ministers

The President and Vice President of the Government of Southern Sudan are also members of the council of ministers.

The Government of Southern Sudan 

The Legislative

The Transitional Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly was constituted to adopt the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan. After the elections in 2008, it shall be reconstituted into the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly.

The Transitional Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly is composed of 170 members appointed by the President of the GOSS;

  • 70% representing the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLA);
  • 15% representing the National Congress Party (NCP); and
  • 15% representing the other Southern Sudan political forces

The Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly shall make laws based on the following:

(a) The Interim National Constitution;
(b) The Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan;
(c) Customs and traditions of the people of Southern Sudan;
(d) Popular consensus of the people of Southern Sudan; and
(e) Any other source as it may determine.

Transitional Legislative Assembly of Southern Sudan 

The Judicial Branch

The Judiciary of Southern Sudan (JOSS) is responsible for explaining the laws, applying the laws, settling cases and deciding who is guilty of breaking the law in Southern Sudan.

The structure of JOSS is as follows:
(I) The Supreme Court of Southern Sudan
(II) The Courts of Appeal
(III) The High Courts
(IV) The County Courts

According to the constitution, other courts or tribunals may be established in as deemed necessary in accordance with the law.

Southern Sudan Independent Commissions & Institutions

According to the constitution, GOSS has the mandate to establish independent institutions and commissions as provided for by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan and the Interim National Constitution. These institutions and commissions are to perform their functions and duties neutrally and without interference from any person or body. GOSS also has a mandate to establish other institutions and commissions compatible with its powers, as it deems necessary to promote the welfare of its people, good governance and justice.

  • Anti Corruption Commission
  • Audit Chamber
  • Centre for Census, Statistics & Evaluation
  • Civil Service Commission
  • De-Mining Authority
  • Demobilisation, Disarmament & Re-integration Commission
  • Employees Justice Chamber
  • Fiscal, Financial Allocation & Monitoring Commission
  • HIV/AIDS Commission
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Land Commission
  • Peace Commission
  • Public Grievances Chamber
  • Reconstruction & Development Fund
  • Southern Sudan Relief & Rehabilitation Commission
Last updated at 4/26/2018

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