NCAC to present Security Bills to Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs on Thursday
Following an inclusive and participatory process involving Government, civil society, experts and security sector stakeholders, the National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) will now present the five amendment Bills to the security laws to the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs on Thursday 25th January 2018.
The August 2015 Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) mandates the National Constitutional Amendment Committee to draft new or amend legislation including the SPLA Act (2009), National Security Act (2014), Police Service Act (2009), Prisons Service Act (2011), Wildlife Service Act (2011), in order to conform to provisions of the Peace Agreement within twelve (12) months of the Transition Period.
This is after the five Amendment Bills for the security laws (SPLA Act 2009 (Amendment) Bill, 2018, the National Security Act 2014 (Amendment) Bill, 2018 the Police Service Act 2009 (Amendment) Bill, 2018, the Prisons Service Act 2011 (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and the Wildlife Service Act 2011 (Amendment) Bill, 2018) have been completed and unanimously adopted by the Committee.
The Committee led by Mr. Gichira Kibara will present the Bills to Minister Hon. Paulino Wanawila.
Amendments to the security laws are drawn from, the direct provisions of the agreement; the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 (Amended) 2017, submission by parties /stakeholders, proposals by the security institutions based on their experiences and best practice, amendments necessitated by SDSR review process and international, regional obligations (treaties or agreements ratified by South Sudan)