Freedom of Assembly and Association
(1) The right to peaceful assembly is recognized and guaranteed; every person shall
have the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form or
join political parties, associations and trade or professional unions for the
protection of his or her interests.
(2) Formation and registration of political parties, associations and trade unions shall
be regulated by law as is necessary in a democratic society.
(3) No association shall function as a political party at the National or state level
unless it has:
(a) its membership open to any South Sudanese irrespective of religion,
gender, ethnic origin or place of birth;
(b) a programme that does not contradict the provisions of this Constitution;
(c) a democratically elected leadership and institutions; and
(d) disclosed and transparent sources of funding.