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South Sudan’s security act causes controversy

Charlton Doki
The South Sudan Law Society says the National Security Service Act does not comply with parts of the country’s Transitional Constitution.
16.06.2015  |  Juba
A South Sudan Police Service pick-up patrolling in Juba, January 17, 2014.
A South Sudan Police Service pick-up patrolling in Juba, January 17, 2014.

The civil society organisation further stresses that the recently enacted bill is not in accordance with international human rights conventions that South Sudan has acceded to.

Critics of the security law, which lawmakers passed in October last year, say it gives the National Security Service excessive powers, including the right to arrest anyone suspected of criminal activity, without a warrant.

During a workshop organised in Juba on Friday, June 12, 2015, to analyse the law, members of the law society called for the law to be amended.

Charlton Doki reports for the Niles from Juba: