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2007 | S. Parmar – An overview of the Sudanese legal system and legal research

This article gives an overview of the Sudanese legal system. The author first explains the cultural and legal pluralism of Sudan and its governance history and political landscape. In Part B the judicial system is explained and an extensive overview of the different courts and their procedures is given. Part C briefly discusses customary law and explains that because of the dualistic legal structure in Sudan a lot of personal problems are still dealt with through the customary law network. It is also common that a matter goes through several customary stages before reaching the formal justice institution (if at all). Part D discusses Sudan’s formal legal system. On page 8 the author briefly mentions the prevalence of gender-based violence in the current legal system. The article ends with a useful overview of the current legislation and electronic resources.