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Directorates

This is a comprehensive list of all Directorates and their functions;

Directorate of public prosecution

Rendering legal advice to the Government of Southern Sudan, State Governments and institutions in all matters relating to criminal law and criminal procedures and any other relevant penal laws.

Supervising investigation and prosecuting criminal cases.

Supervising all public attorneys at the Government of Southern Sudan level and during four years into the Interim Period provided in the CPA at the States level.

Preparing data and reporting on the rate of crime and submit a report thereon to the Undersecretary

Appearing before Criminal Courts in Southern Sudan as the prosecuting authority on behalf of the Government of Southern Sudan and the States.

Preparing data and reporting on the rate of crime and submit a report thereon to the Undersecretary

Performing any other functions or duties that may be assigned to it or which are reasonable related to the forgoing activities.


Directorate of Civil Litigation

Rendering legal opinion to the Government of Southern Sudan and State Governments in all matters of civil nature.

Representing Government in civil litigation.

Arbitrating and settling civil disputes among Government institutions as well as between them and others.

Rendering legal opinion and undertaking litigation on constitutional issues.

Receiving reports on civil claims from legal counsels in the States, public corporations and companies.

Receiving reports on civil suits against the Government.

Submitting memoranda to the Undersecretary or the Minister on matters requiring interventions thereby.

Performing any other functions and duties which may be assigned to it or reasonably incidental to the forgoing functions.


Directorate of Contracts, Human Rights conventions, Legal Aid and Treaties

Providing legal opinion to the Government on contracts and negotiations leading to conclusion thereof.

Reviewing and recommending approval or otherwise of agreements or contracts to which a Government institution is a party.

Overseeing implementation of conventions, treaties and human rights and rights and freedoms enshrined in the National and Southern Sudan Constitution.

Providing legal opinion to the Government of Southern Sudan and States Governments on violations of human rights.

Educating citizens on their constitutional rights through workshops, seminars and the media.

Identifying and studying conventions and treaties on matters affecting Southern Sudan and making recommendations accordingly.

Providing legal opinion to the Government of Southern Sudan on national and State matters directly or indirectly affecting Southern Sudan and the States.

Drafting treaties, conventions and contracts to which Southern Sudan or a State is a party.

Performing any other functions and duties which may be assigned to it or reasonably related to the forgoing functions.


Directorate of Legislation, Gazette, Publication and Printing

Drafting legislation including subsidiary legislation requested by the Government of Southern Sudan, State Legislatures and executive branches.

Overseeing the progress of legislation and provision of legal opinion thereon.

Printing and publishing the Southern Sudan gazette and any other necessary government publications.

Translating legislation and any other legal documents from English to any other languages as may be necessary.

Publishing laws.

Reviewing, refining and improving legislative drafting process.

Conducting research and proposing legal reforms.

Performing any other functions and duties which may be assigned to it or reasonably related to the forgoing functions.


Directorate of Registration of Businesses, Associations and NGOs

Registering companies, businesses, associations and NGOs.

Overseeing operation of businesses, associations and NGOs in accordance with the law.

Registering patents, inventions, industrial designs and intellectual property rights.

Performing any other functions and duties which may be assigned to it or reasonably related to the forgoing functions.


Directorate of Training and Research

Drawing comprehensive training programme for legal counsels and support staff.

Conducting research on laws and legislation with the objective of improving and incorporating positive customs and traditions thereinto.

Establishing a customary law centre with the aim of conducting a research on customary law, recording, harmonizing and codification thereof.

Establishing a paralegal training centre with the ultimate goal of transforming it into an institute for legal studies or law development centre.

Performing any other functions and duties which may be assigned to it or reasonably related to the forgoing functions.


Directorate of Administration and Finance

Preparing budget proposals in consultation with other Directorates.

Keeping records of positions in conformity with the nominal roll of the Ministry.

Implementing the approved budget and advising on its expenditure.

Rendering technical advice on matters relating to terms of service, employment and dismissal of the employees of the Ministry.

Performing any other functions and duties which may be assigned to it or reasonably related to the forgoing functions.