Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Oduho Participated in Drafting SPLA Laws
On May 16th, 1983, the second civil war erupted in the Sudan and the people of South Sudan took up arms against the national government in Khartoum, the leadership of the SPLM/A initiated the Penal and Disciplinary Laws to regulate and govern the conduct of the armed forces.
In 1984, a committee headed by the late Martin M. Gai and late Joseph H. Oduho drafted the Penal and Disciplinary Laws of the SPLA. Signed by the Chairman, these laws remained in force until 1994.
Ten years later, the laws were repealed through the 1994 SPLA Act. However, the SPLM/A leadership later on reinstated the 1984 laws except for their civilian provisions, applying now only to the military.