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Title:Constitutionalism and Islamization in the Sudan
Author:Na'im, Abdullahi A.ISNI
Year:1989
Periodical:Africa Today
Volume:36
Issue:3-4
Period:3rd-4th Quarters
Pages:11-28
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:judicial review of legislation
Islamic law
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Politics and Government
Religion and Witchcraft
law
Shari'a
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4186583
Abstract:The author attempts to achieve some appreciation of the impact of the application of shari'a (the historical religious law of Islam) on the constitutional rights of the Sudanese. The concepts of constitutionalism and the rule of law are first briefly reviewed. Aspects of the Sudanese practice of these concepts up to 1983 are then highlighted. The sudden and drastic transformation of the Sudanese legal system through the total application of shari'a by former President Nimeiri in 1983-1984 represents the most serious threat to constitutionalism to date. Some principles of shari'a relevant to constitutionalism are discussed in order to see the likely consequences if shari'a is to prevail in the Sudan. The author concludes with a plea for national consensus and outlines one way in which this may be achieved. Notes, ref.
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