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Juba University set to hold South Sudan constitution review workshop


May 19, 2011 (ABYEI)- Juba University, South Sudan, is set to hold a workshop to discuss new draft constitution with academics and intellectuals from varies disciplines on 21 May.

South Sudan’s independence was secured in a referendum in January, which had been agreed to as part of a 2005 peace deal that ended over two decades of civil war.

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The one day workshop hosted by the Faculty of Law will focus on the challenges of the current constitution and things to consider in the Draft Transitional Constitution being studied for approval by the Legislative Assembly, in order for it to become a legal and binding document. It will be open to the public.

A press statement issued by the University’s Directorate of Communications on Wednesday obtained by Sudan Tribune, says various dignitaries, including government officials, representatives of political parties, religious leaders, labour union leaders, non-governmental organisations, intellectuals, members of the press and the general public are expected to attend. It states the following:

"The debate will be focusing on provision of the constitution making process, presidential term limits, power of the president, power for anti graft [corruption] commission to conduct independent investigations and persecute culprits, creation of position of deputy minister as well as creation of council of states".
"The debate will also examine recommendation of the constitution technical review committee on inclusion of former members of National Assembly in Khartoum to South Sudan Legislative Assembly without conducting elections and period of transitional government. Everyone is welcome".

During the meeting, participants will get a chance to hear from different speakers and discussions.

Of late, the debate on the constitution has gained momentum, with stakeholders sharing views on how the new constitution should look like. There has also been dispute with opposition parties walking out of constitutional discussions.

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  • 20 May 2011 06:29, by belle loboi

    i do not really know what Juba University know about constitution at all. Juba University was military operation zone during the war and up to now no lab, computers,and nothing to talk about in Juba University as resources to depend their skill they had harvest.

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    • 20 May 2011 08:33, by man-of-his-words

      Hello brother.

      you must be out of your mind.they are not talking about the building or lab,computers.people could review constituion under the tree, and you also said about how juba university knows about constituion?what is constitution and who makes constitution?is not these universities who teaches law ?

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    • 20 May 2011 11:16, by Dhaal M. Aterdit

      Hallo Bro,

      It’s idiocy in its extremity to say that you know nothing about what University of Juba know about constitution at all. You must need to know that it is not the university premise which is going to review the Constitution.

      Ah aaaaaaaaaaaaahh you must be suffering from a failure shock!!!!

      Dhaal Mapuor.

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  • 20 May 2011 17:16, by Ewakism

    yes, Loboi undersocred the point, hahahahahahahaahah...

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  • 20 May 2011 21:48, by belle loboi

    Dear my fellows Southern Sudanese
    my comment is really clear that Juba University does not know anything about Constitution at all. All student in Juba University were those folks who dropped out in high school in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and North Sudan long time ago and they went back to beg for certificates to show to the Juba University for admission. Also, some of them paid bundle of money to get these certificates; I will never respect any degree from Juba University at this time. Equally important, most of them does not even know anything about LAW, BUSINESS, ECONOMIC, AND MANY OTHER MATTERS. If our government need to review the constitution speciously they should contact WESTERN SOUTHERN SUDANESE in various Universities such as USA, CANADA, and many other countries but not Juba University. All students in Juba University are my friends, so i know them very well

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    • 21 May 2011 08:08, by man-of-his-words

      So all your friends from Juba university are nothing compare to you? which university you went to Mr smart guy.

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  • 22 May 2011 07:45, by Adam

    Another blunder! The GOSS has been proofing that it has no brains. Can somebody tell me what is Juba University now? Nothing! A mere old building in Atla Barra.

    All respectable professors and outstanding students were in Kadaru, Khartoum North. Now all staff are in the North and a new university will stem out very shortly on the dead body of the was very good university in Sudan. Southern students are now idle with uncertain future. Even final students will not be allowed to complete their studies in the North. Thanks to the silly academic policy of GOSS.

    SPLM/A has destroyed everything good in the South and sold it to international companies.

    Yes, you can discuss the constitution under a tree. But who are the learned and educated law makers that can do that? Name me one Southern renowned law professor among the present or the then teaching staff of Juba University!.

    Adam Milawaki,
    Juba, South Sudan

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