Council of States (South Sudan)
|Council of States
The Council of States comprises:
- all South Sudanese who were members of the Council of States of Sudan; and
- twenty representatives appointed by the President of South Sudan.
The Council of States exercises the following functions:
- initiating legislation on the decentralized system of government and other issues of interest to the states and passing such legislation with two-thirds majority of all representatives;
- issuing resolutions and directives to guide all levels of government;
- overseeing national reconstruction, development and equitable service delivery in the states;
- monitoring the repatriation, relief, resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration of returnees and internally displaced persons, and reconstruction of disaster and conflict affected areas;
- requesting statements from Governors and national Ministers concerned regarding effective implementation of the decentralized system and devolution of powers and any other issues related to the states;
- legislating for the promotion of a culture of peace, reconciliation and communal harmony among all the people of the states;
- approving changes in state names, capitals and boundaries; and
- performing any other function as determined by the Interim Constitution or the law.
- Art. 59 of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan