Understanding Challenges to People’s Access to Legislative-making Process in South Sudan
Date: 17 December 2015
Location: 2:00p.m - 5:30p.m, Gudele Hall, Juba Grand Hotel
Organizer: The Sudd Institute & UNDP
The recently signed peace agreement promises to end the conflict and puts South Sudan on a path towards peace and stability. This means that the role key state institutions such as the parliament, are expected to play cannot be overstated. South Sudan’s transitional constitution correctly identifies the national legislature as representing people’s will. Of course, a multi-million dollar question that imposes itself is how the law-making body ensures that it really reflects the will of the South Sudanese citizenry?
To discuss the challenges that pertain to people’s access to legislative-making process, The Sudd Institute in conjunction with UNDP is sponsoring a public lecture on how the process of law making could be used to enhance peace and reconciliation in South Sudan. This lecture assesses the legislative environment, particularly the legal framework, the institutional arrangements that govern and guide this very important work as well as the existence of political will, human and financial resources among others.
Zacharia Diing Akol, Senior Policy Analyst, The Sudd Institute
Dr. Lual Deng, Managing Director, Ebony Center for Strategic Studies and MP, National Legislative Assembly
Dr. Luka Monoja, MP, National Legislative Assembly
Geoffrey Lou Duke, Head of Secretariat, South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms
Prof. Venansio Muludiang, Professor of demography and population, University of Juba