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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
Database - Record for : The Protocol between the Govt of Sudan and the People's Liberation Movement on the Resolution of the Abyei Conflict
Record 589

Country :


Agreement Title/Name:
The Protocol between the Govt of Sudan and the People's Liberation Movement on the Resolution of the Abyei Conflict
Year :
Date Signed :

26 May 2004

Summary :

A specific agreement on the Abyei region.

Parties :
Government of Sudan, Sudan People's Liveration Movement/Army (SPLM/A)
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
At the end of the Interim Period, the residents of Abyei will cast a separate ballot (Art 1.3). Proposition will be either for retaining special administrative status, or that Abyei will be part of Bahr el Ghazal. Art 5 sets out procedures for delijmiting boundaries.
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Gives Abyei special administrative status, with citizenship of both Western Kordofan and Bahr el Ghazal, with representation in the legislatures of both states. Sets up local Executive council and division of oil revenues. Art 2 sets out administrative structure.
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Upon the signing of the CPA the Presidency shall, as a matter of urgency, start peaec and reconciliation process for Abyei that shall work for harmony and peaecful co-existence in the area (Art 9).
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
4. Public Participation: Abyei Area Council to be established, with no more than 20 members, initially appointed by President, to issue local enactments, approve the budget, adopt reconstruction and development, if necessary to recommend to the president the relief of the Chief Administrator or his Deputy, and participate in the promotion of reconciliation in the area.
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
National Governmetn to provide Abyei with assistance to improve the lives of the peoples of Abyei, including urbanization and development projects (Art 1.2.4, Art 3)
Enforcement Mechanism :
International monitors to be deployed to Abyei to ensure full implementation of the agreements (Art. 1.2.5). A referendum commission to conduct Abyei referendum.
International Community :
UN Involvement :
Source :
UN Peacemaker

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