Political Declaration between the Government of the Republic of Sudan and the Sudan Revolutionary Front

  • Country/entity

    Sudan
  • Region

    Africa (excl MENA)
  • Agreement name

    Political Declaration between the Government of the Republic of Sudan and the Sudan Revolutionary Front
  • Date

    21 Oct 2019
  • Agreement status

    Multiparty signed/agreed
  • Interim arrangement

    Yes
  • Agreement/conflict level

    Intrastate/intrastate conflict ()
  • Stage

    Pre-negotiation/process
  • Conflict nature

    Government
  • Peace process

    Sudan Transition Process
  • Parties

    Signatory Parties:

    Government of Sudan
    Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo

    Sudan Revolutionart Front
    Dr. Elhadi Idriss Yahya

    Malik Agar, SPLM-N
    Abu Obaida Khalifa Al Taishi, SLM
    Ethar Khalil Ibrahim, JEM
    Saleh Hamed Ismael, SLFA

    Alamin Daoud Mahmoud, UPFLJ
    Eltom Shaikh Hajo, DUP-SRF
    Mohamed Daoud Mohamed Daoud, Kush Liberation Movement
    Musa Seedy Mohamed Ali, Beja Opposition Congress
    Nimr Abdelrahman, SLM-TC
  • Third parties

    Witness
    Tut Qaluak Manime
    Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs – Chief Mediator
  • Description

    This is a short agreement which is part of a series of short agreements which take place in the approach to the 2020 Sudan peace agreement, the Juba agreement. This short agreement reaffirms commitments already made in this process in the signing of the Juba declaration on trust building measures in September 2019 and provides for further commitment to complete the agreements already made. This political declaration agreement provides specifically for committees and future negotiation focus areas, in order to support the implementation of the Juba declaration overall. The formation of committees to address the release of prisoners and facilitation of humanitarian access are provided for as well as arrangements for the current Government party to manage land disputes, with a focus on Northern dam lands. These agreements in essence establish a relationship between the new transitional government of Sudan and other peripheral armed groups who seek to ensure that their own causes within their process do not get lost within the implementation phase of new government.


  • Main category

    Page 1, Preamble, ... The Parties sign the political declaration as entry point to address the roots of the wars related to issues of citizenship, development, democracy, long-standing marginalization affecting large sectors of men and women of our Peoples as a result of wrong policies

Women, girls and gender

  • Participation

    No specific mention.

  • Equality

    No specific mention.

  • Particular groups of women

    No specific mention.

  • International law

    No specific mention.

  • New institutions

    No specific mention.

  • Violence against women

    No specific mention.

  • Transitional justice

    No specific mention.

  • Institutional reform

    No specific mention.

  • Development

    No specific mention.

  • Implementation

    No specific mention.

  • Other

    No specific mention.


POLITICAL DECLARATION

BETWEEN

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

AND

THE SUDAN REVOLUTIONARY FRONT

Preamble Responding to the slogans of the extended Sudanese Revolution culminating in the December Revolution representing peace, freedom, and justice;

and responding to the desire of the Sudanese peoples and the forces of revolution and change for just and comprehensive peace, The Parties sign the political declaration as entry point to address the roots of the wars related to issues of citizenship, development, democracy, long-standing marginalization affecting large sectors of men and women of our Peoples as a result of wrong policies, Determined to institute a new approach to negotiations based on partnership, finding the root solutions for the issues of our Peoples and working in the spirit of one team to overcome challenges and difficulties that face the peace process.

Peace is the only true and correct threshold address the roots of the crisis.

General Principles

1. Emphasizing comprehensive and sustainable peace that speaks to the root causes of the historical Sudanese crisis, issues of citizenship, justice, reconciliation, development, democracy, lifting marginalization, lifting suffering, reparations, and voluntary return of displaced persons and refugees to their areas of origin as an ultimate priority and addresses the issues of land and Hawakeer.

2. The Parties affirm the need to swiftly reach a comprehensive peace that reinforces the will of the Sudanese Peoples to reach stability, development, democracy, and open a new page to build Sudan on correct foundations.

3. The Parties reiterate what has been stipulated in the Juba Declaration for Trust-Building and Pre-Negotiation Principles and the need to implement the requirements and measures therein, including establishing joint committees and inclusion of the regional and international community.

4. The Parties acknowledge that completing the requirements of the Sudanese Revolution and the change affected by the Sudanese Peoples in December 2018 necessitates the cessation of conflict and war and achieving peace, justice, and democratic transition.

Requirements for the Completion of the Juba Declaration

5. The Parties recognize the issuance of the joint declaration to renew the cessation of hostilities, and agree to address the humanitarian issues to pave the way for a final peace agreement that achieves comprehensive and sustainable peace in Sudan.

6. With regards to implementation of the requirements of the Juba declaration, the Parties agree to the following:

a. The Revolutionary Front shall finalize nominating the committee comprised of (9) members to follow-up the specific procedures for the release of the prisoners of war and those convicted.

b. The Parties shall finalize the formation of the committee on facilitating access to humanitarian assistance, headquartered in Khartoum.

c. The Parties shall name the members of the permanent committee to coordinate negotiations.

d. The Government Party shall complete reviewing decision issued regarding dam lands (Decree no.

206) and Norther state lands given to investors.

7. The meetings addressed issues related to the negotiation process and the following has been agreed on:

a. The Parties shall, along with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, seek to obtain a mandate for the peace process from the African Union and the UN Security Council b. Mobilize support from regional and international partners for the peace process and implementation.

c. The Parties agree that the negotiation agenda shall be as follows:

(1) National issues including (citizenship, development, resource distribution and allocation, governance and administration, security arrangements and other fundamental issues). (

2) Negotiation tracks which shall include Darfur, Two Areas (South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile), East Sudan, Central Sudan, and North Sudan. (

3) Issues of specific particularities. (

4) Negotiation methodology and approach.

Finally, the Parties extend their thanks and gratitude to His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the government and Peoples of the Republic of South Sudan on their efforts to make negotiations a success.

Signatory Parties:

Government of Sudan

Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo

Sudan Revolutionart Front

Dr. Elhadi Idriss Yahya

Malik Agar, SPLM-N

Abu Obaida Khalifa Al Taishi, SLM

Ethar Khalil Ibrahim, JEM

Saleh Hamed Ismael, SLFA

Alamin Daoud Mahmoud, UPFLJ

Eltom Shaikh Hajo, DUP-SRF

Mohamed Daoud Mohamed Daoud, Kush Liberation Movement

Musa Seedy Mohamed Ali, Beja Opposition Congress

Nimr Abdelrahman, SLM-TC

Witness

Tut Qaluak Manime

Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs – Chief Mediator

21 October 2019

Juba, South Sudan