Supreme Court (Sudan)

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The Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in Sudan, located in Khartoum. As of 2011, the court consists of 70 judges operating through panels each composed of three judges, with a senior president.[1] The members of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President of Sudan who is advised on the matter by the supreme council of the judiciary, members of the courts of appeal and other people with the required qualifications.[1] Decisions made in the court are reached by the majority and are only subject to revision "when the chief justice deems that an infringement of sharia laws had taken place." If this is the case "he convenes a five Supreme Court judges panel the majority of whom not must have participated in reaching the disputed decision in order to resolve the matter. "[1]

In October 2010, seven Indonesian judges joined a three-week training course in Sudan to learn about economic sharia (syariah) (Islamic laws), given that Sudan is reportedly known as a pioneer in the syariah field.[2] The Indonesian Supreme Court and the Sudanese Supreme Court will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in September 2011.

With the new independence of South Sudan, supreme authority in South Sudan has since passed to the South Sudan Supreme Court in Juba, a court which had been planned since at least 2005.[3][4]


  1. 1 2 3 "The Supreme Court". Sudan Judiciary. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. "RI Supreme Court delegation in Sudan to forge cooperation". Antara News. June 2, 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. "Southern Sudan Supreme Court". Government of the Republic of South Sudan. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. Fadlalla, Dr Mohamed Hassan; Fadlalla, Mohamed (July 2005). The Problem of Dar Fur. iUniverse. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-595-36502-9. Retrieved 25 August 2011.

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