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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Sudan

Markus Böckenförde

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 April 2020

Subject(s):
Boundaries — Sovereignty — Internally displaced persons — Armed conflict — Crimes against humanity — War crimes

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Republic of Sudan (‘Sudan’) is not only the largest country in Africa, with a territory covering about 2.5 million km2, it also has one of the most heterogeneous societies, with approximately 600 different indigenous groups speaking over 100 different languages. Sudan borders the Red Sea in the north-east, as well as nine countries, namely the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo, Democratic Republic of the), Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, and Uganda.2 From a perspective of international law, six aspects of the...
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