South Sudan’s Constitution of 2011 with Amendments through 2013


Judicial Independence

Article 124. 1. The Judiciary shall be independent of the executive and the legislature. […] 6. Justices and Judges shall be independent in their judicial work, and shall perform their functions without interference. Their independence shall be guaranteed by this Constitution and the law.

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

Article 132. The National Judicial Service Commission 1. There shall be established an independent commission to be known as the National Judicial Service Commission. 2. The structure, composition, functions, and terms and conditions of service of the members and employees of the Commission shall be determined by law.

Article 133. 2. The President shall, upon the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission, appoint the Deputy Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices of the Courts of Appeal and the Judges of the High Courts and County Courts having regard to competence, integrity, credibility and impartiality in accordance with this Constitution and the law.

Attorney General’s Office

Article 135. Public Attorneys and Legal Advisors 1. The Public Attorneys and Legal Advisors shall be under the National Ministry of Justice. 2. The Minister of Justice shall be the chief Legal Advisor and the prosecuting authority at all levels of government, and shall perform such other functions of legal nature as may be prescribed by law. […]

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime