This is a joint commentary by South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA), Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), Amnesty International, The Enough Project, Human Rights Watch, and Redress Trust on the draft South Sudan National Security Service Bill of 8 October 2014. The Bill was originally tabled before the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) in May 2014. The third reading took place on 8 October 2014. While some positive changes were incorporated into the Bill, we remain concerned that it would give the NSS broad powers, without sufficient oversight and safeguards against abuse.
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