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2006 | The Great Lakes Pact

The ‘Great Lakes Pact’ is the short name for the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region 2006, which incorporates the Dar-es-Salaam Declaration of 2004. Both Sudan and South Sudan are signatories to the Pact. For our purposes it is mostly relevant because of its Protocol on the Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence Against Women and Children (provided for Article 11). However the declaration also expresses intentions in relation to future legal structures that will potentially enhance good governance and the rule of law and safeguard security for the 11 African signatory States (see in particular Articles 4-8).

The Protocol on the Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence Against Women and Children can be read elsewhere in this section. The Pact can be read via this page.