Challenges of Constitution-Making in Sudan

12 nov 2021 14:00 12 nov 2021 15:30 ENG

Samia al-Nagar (independent researcher), Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker (University of Khartoum), Ilker Gökhan Sen (CMI and Centre on Law and Social Transformation) and Liv Tønnessen (CMI)

The search for a permanent constitution has haunted Sudan throughout its post-independence in 1956. For the third time in its history, a military dictator has been ousted by the people. Sudan now has the opportunity to set the terms for a transition to constitutional democracy. What challenges does the transitional government face in its search for a permanent constitution? What are the prospects of a participatory and inclusive process? And what can Sudan learn from theories of constitution-making and experiences from other countries around the globe?



Samia al-Nagar, independent researcher

Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, associate professor of Law and Dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Khartoum

Ilker Gökhan Sen, visiting researcher at CMI and Centre on Law & Social Transformation, PhD in Law, University of Zürich 

The panel will be chaired by Liv Tønnessen, senior researcher at CMI


You can attend onsite at Bergen Global (Jekteviksbakken 31) or join us online (link to follow). Coffee and sweets will be served. 


Photo credit: CC BY 2.0 Hind Mekki