Sudanese nationality returned to South Sudanese by court order

Published: 11/Jul/2017
Source: Dabanga (Khartoum)

The Sudanese Supreme Court decided on Thursday that Sudanese nationality, which was withdrawn after the secession of South Sudan, must be restored to South Sudanese citizen Adel Burai Ramadan.

The court ordered the Ministry of Interior to expedite the process of granting Adel Burai Ramadan Sudanese nationality. Ramadan’s Sudanese citizenship from his father’s side was withdrawn when the south became independent from Sudan in 2011.

He opened a case against the decision and gained support from Sudanese and South Sudanese who encountered similar problems.

In an interview with Radio Dabanga, one of the campaigners for Ramadan’s case described the Supreme Court’s decision as “a victory for justice”.

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Themes: Acquisition by children, Discrimination, Gender
Regions: Sudan
Year: 2017