Sudan has been undergoing profound changes characterized by an uncertain transition from conflict to post-conflict society and the separation of the country in the midst of ongoing human rights concerns. This book examines the nature, policy aspects and interrelationship of Sudanese criminal law and law reform in this context, situating developments in the broader debate of international human rights, rule of law and transitional justice. For the first time, Sudanese, national, regional and international experts and practitioners are brought together to share experiences, combining a range of legal and policy perspectives. The book provides valuable lessons on how relevant standards and experiences can be used to inform criminal law reform in Sudan. It also considers what broader lessons can be drawn for reform initiatives in other societies facing similar challenges. This includes the type of violations that need to be addressed in reforms as a prerequisite for enhanced human rights protection, challenges experienced in this regard, and the contribution of civil society in this process.

chapter |8 pages


part |2 pages

Part One: Perspectives on Law Reform, Transitional Justice and Human Rights

part |2 pages

Part Two: Reforming Sudan’s Criminal Laws: Challenges and Comparative Experiences

chapter I|56 pages

Repressive Criminal Legislation

chapter II|40 pages

Arrest, Detention and Fair Trial

chapter III|66 pages

Accountability for International Crimes

chapter IV|82 pages

Criminal Law and Gender-Based Violence