Sudan: Iman Hasan Benjamin v Sudan Government

Published: 3/Jul/2014
Source: Constitutional Court of the Republic of Sudan

The Appellant, Iman Hasan Benjamin, filed a constitutional appeal against the government of Sudan seeking that Article 10(2) of the Act be declared invalid on the grounds that it deprives her of her Sudanese nationality.

The Appellant was born in the village of Wad Kaamil, a suburb of Al-Hasaheesa town, in what is now Sudan, on 5 September 1994 to a Sudanese mother. The Appellant’s father, Hasan Benjamin Daoud, worked for the police force in Al-Hasaheesa and died on 29 January 2011. According to his death certificate, Hasan was born in Juba, his nationality was Sudanese and his religion was Christianity.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, State Succession, Statelessness
Regions: East Africa, Sudan
Year: 2014