Nemat Abdullah Mohamed Khair
: نعمات عبدالله محمد خير
; other transliterations: Neemat
; born 1957) is a Sudanese
judge of the Sudanese Supreme Court
who became Chief Justice of Sudan
(head of the Sudanese judiciary) on 10 October 2019.
As such, under Article 29.(3) of the August 2019 Draft Constitutional Declaration, she is also the president of the Supreme Court of Sudan and is "responsible for administering the judicial authority before the Supreme Judicial Council."
Khair is the first woman Chief Justice of Sudan.
Childhood and education
2018–2019 Sudanese protests Khair participated in the 2018–2019 Sudanese protests
, in a march by judges
and in the sit-in in front of the Khartoum army headquarters, which was broken up in the 3 June Khartoum massacre
She had been perceived as an opponent of the al-Bashir government for several years prior to the protests.
Khair became a member of the Sudanese judiciary in the early 1980s. She worked in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, and became a judge of the Supreme Court
Khair founded the Sudanese Judges Club
as an organisation independent from government.
Khair ruled against the al-Bashir government in 2016 in a case involving the Anglican church.
Khair is not affiliated to any political party.
According to Sudan Daily
, she is "known for her competence, integrity and experience".
Muez Hadra of the Forces for Freedom and Change
(FFC) described Nemat as "honest and earnest" and completely independent of the former al-Bashir government.
Head of Sudanese judiciary
On 10 October 2019, Khair was confirmed
as the head of the Sudanese judiciary after being selected by consensus between the Transitional Military Council
(TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change
alliance (FFC). Under Article 29.(3) of the August 2019 Draft Constitutional Declaration, she is also the president of the Supreme Court
and is "responsible for administering the judicial authority before the Supreme Judicial Council."
Khair had earlier been expected to become Chief Justice on 20
or 21 August 2019,
according to Khartoum Star
and Sudan Daily
On 12 September 2019, prior to Khair's 10 October confirmation, thousands of protestors in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns called for Abdelgadir Mohamed Ahmed
to be appointed as Chief Justice and Mohamed el-Hafiz as Attorney General.
Another 10 October decree declared Tag el-Sir el-Hibir
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