National Implementation of IHL
Geneva Conventions Act 2012
Laws of South Sudan -  [S.l.] : Ministry of Justice, 2012. -  13 p.

On 16 July 2012, the National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan passed a law giving effect to the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols. The Act was drafted on the basis of the ICRC Model Law for the implementation of the Geneva Conventions. The Act creates offences and penalties for grave breaches of the Conventions and Additional Protocols, as well as for other violations of the said treaties. With regards to grave breaches, the Act equips the courts in South Sudan with universal jurisdiction to try ‘any person, of whatever nationality, who [committed, aided, abetted or procured other person to commit grave breaches] in the Republic of South Sudan or elsewhere.’The Act further deals with the legal proceedings in respect of protected persons and proscribes the use or display of Red Cross, Red Crescent emblems and other items protected by the Conventions and their Additional Protocols without the consent of the Minister of Justice.

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