The Sudanese Lawyers’ Association handed over its proposal for a constitutional transition to the Trilateral Mechanism for Facilitating Political Dialogue on September 10, which will now need to gather the views and suggestions of each political party before starting the intra-Sudanese dialogue consultations.
The Sudanese lawyers’ delegation was received by UNITAMS head Volker Perthes, IGAD envoy Ismail Wais, and African Union representative Mohamed Belaiche.
The proposal submitted by the Sudanese Bar Association is supported by the Forces for Freedom and Change and calls for the formation of a civilian government and a national security council, including military representation, but coordinated by a civilian political authority (https://sudantribune.com/article263881/).
The proposal calls for the formation of a government consisting of 25 ministers and deputy ministers and a legislative council, in addition to the governors of the regions and federal states, the president of the Supreme Court and the president and members of the Constitutional Court.
Diplomatic representatives from major European countries and the United States welcomed the proposal of the Sudanese Bar Association, calling it inclusive and a serious effort in the direction of the country’s stability (https://sudantribune.com/article263928/).
At the same time, on Sept. 12, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all actors in the Sudanese political process and encourage national dialogue, while expressly calling on the president of the Sovereign Transitional Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the vice president, General Mohamad Hamdan Dagalo, to transfer power to a civilian government and encourage the armed forces to step out of the national politics (https://www.africarivista.it/sudan-segretario-onu-invita-al-burhan-e-vice-a-ritirarsi/206804/).