The Sudanese judiciary remains under the control of the government and lawyers face routine interference in the performance of their professional duties.
The new Constitution states that the judiciary shall be independent but it largely acts in accordance with the government’s wishes.
During the year, lawyers were frequently subjected to harassment and prevented from engaging in the advocacy of human rights and the Rule of Law.
Sudan’s civil war continued to result in massive violations of human rights and the central government also violated human rights in areas outside the conflict.
Although the government permitted the registration of political parties this year, it still suppressed active political dissent.
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