Constitution Making and Management of Diversity in South Sudan

Date: 29 August 2013

Location: World Focus International Hotel

Organizer: The Sudd Institute


After waging a dignified war for liberty against various Khartoum based regimes for over half a century, South Sudanese finally achieved an independent state of their own, the Republic of South Sudan. Born out of brutal and arduous intermittent civil wars, the new country is confronted by a myriad of transitional challenges in terms of addressing its egregious past as well as forging a new course forward.

To undertake the daunting tasks of nation building and state formation, the world’s youngest nation has embarked on constitution making, a process that is seen as vitally needed for building a coherent national identity. In an attempt to encourage public dialogue on the imperative of building an open, just and inclusive society, the Sudd Institute is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Luka Biong Deng. The lecture closely examines how the constitution making process provides an opportunity for South Sudan to manage its diversity through building robust, inclusive institutions necessary to ensuring peace and stability.


Luka Biong Deng, Fellow at Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Harvard Kennedy School of Government


John Natana, Secretary General

National Constitutional Review Commission

Wani Jumi, Secretary General

South Sudan Law Society

Julia Akur, Secretary General

South Sudan Women Lawyers Association


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