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Comments on the 8 October 2014 Draft National Security Service Bill of the Republic of South Sudan

Posted by Rachel Finn on Oct 16, 2014

In South Sudan, a government bill that would give their National Security Services (NSS) broad powers and significant authority over the civilian population is rapidly moving forward toward President Salva Kiir's desk. This National Security Service Bill provides this government body with the ability to arrest and detain suspects, monitor communications systems, conduct unwarranted searches, and seize property without sufficient oversight or safeguards against abuse.

27 Feb 2014 description
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London, UK, 25 February 2014 – In an important decision, Africa’s regional human rights treaty body - the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - held that Sudan is responsible for the arbitrary arrest, detention, torture and ill-treatment of 88 internally displaced persons (IDPs).