CRIMINALISATION OF WOMEN IN SUDAN: A need for Fundamental Reform

Th frequent arrests, detention, trial, and punishment of women under Sudan’s public order regime ostensibly designed to protect morality are key features of the criminal justice system. Th public order laws incorporate strict moral codes designed to exclude and intimidate women from actively participating in public life, for instance by restricting their presence in the public sphere and controlling what they wear.3 Public order police and public order courts are the main institutions responsible for enforcing those laws