16-October-2021

Decision To Abrogate Infamous Public Order Laws And Dismantle Legacy Of Defunct Regime

Decision To Abrogate Infamous Public Order Laws And Dismantle Legacy Of Defunct Regime

Minister of Justice Dr. Nassr Eddin Abdul Bari

KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - The Sovereign Council and the Council of Ministers, meeting in the form of a legislature, have approved a new law abrogating all infamous public order laws at the state and federal levels and a second law dismantling the legacy and remnants of the National Congress party, now officially the disbanded party.

The Minister of Justice and the Minister of Culture and Information, addressed joint press conference saying that the joint meeting between the Sovereign Council and the Council of Ministers, has approved in the small hours of Friday, two laws on abrogation of the Public Order Laws for 2019, and The Dismantling of the June 30 Regime and Removal of its Empowerment legacy for the year 2019.

A 14-hour marathon meeting that started on Thursday noon ended on Friday with the two councils siting as a legislative body, to adopt the cancellation of the Public Order laws for the year 2019 at the states and federal levels as well as a law on dismantling the June 30 regime – a nickname for the government of deposed president Omar Bashir - and removal of all signs that empowered his party, including the National Congress Party.

The Minister of Justice Dr. Nassr Eddin Abdul Bari, pointed out in the presser that the first law abrogates all Public Order Laws and Acts at the Federal and State levels while the second law comes in application of the dispositions of the Constitutional Document that aimed to re-structure the State by dismantling the legacy of the previous regime and releasing its empowerment grips.

He said the new law which comes into effect immediately outlaws the National Congress Party and sends all of its assets and monies and capitals, to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. It also deals with the assets and capitals of all the multi-facets and off-shootings belonging to the party which will be handed over to the Federal Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

Abdul Bari explained that an 18-member committee has been formed to oversee the implementation of these measures and to submit recommendations therein to the implementing bodies on the dissolution, banning, and freezing of any organization, society, association, union, authority, or company in both public and private sectors as well as any other political, security or economic arm of the June 30 regime, termination of the services of any of its affiliates and specifying how the capitals and assets would be dealt with.

He said the recommendations made by 18-member commission will be binding to all entities to which the sanctions are directed. He said the 18 member committee submits a regular monthly report to each of the Council of Ministers and the Sovereign Council.  

He said the same law stipulates the formation of another 5-member committee in line with Article 8 of the same law, upon the proposal of the Council of Ministers and the Sovereign Council, to look into any objections against the decisions adopted by the 18-member committee, within a period of two weeks from the date of the issuance of the decision.

Meanwhile the Minister of Culture and Information, Faisal Mohamed Salih, said the marathon meeting had on the outset of its meeting, considered together the Sudanese legislature, has approved the Interim Period Programme as submitted by the cabinet.

Faisal said the approval of the two laws, out of 14 laws in the agenda of the bi-camera council, will mean the other 12 laws shall be discussed and action taken therein within the coming few days and that a secretariat has been formed to handle the joint sessions and meeting of the two councils on how, when, and what they will meet and discuss.

Mohamad Al Faki Suleiman, member of the Sovereign Council and its official spokesperson, pointed out in the same presser that the approval of the two laws was an implementation of the slogans raised by the revolution “Freedom, Peace and Justice”. He said this was a healing process not a vendetta and that the process was to set a new basis for a new era in line with divine and mundane laws and legislations.

 

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