Constitutional Court of Jordan and Max Planck Foundation Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding established as framework of mutual cooperation for technical expertise on comparative constitutional law and Constitutional Court models for the next 15 months

The Memorandum of Understanding establishes a framework of cooperation between the Constitutional Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.

In the first week of November, a delegation from the Max Planck Foundation travelled to the Constitutional Court in Amman to meet with Judges of the Constitutional Court, the Director-General of the Constitutional Court, Dr. Mustafa El-Nawaiseh, and the Department for International Cooperation to finalise the substantive aspects of the cooperation agreement. The President of the Constitutional Court, His Excellency Judge Taher Hikmat, and several other Honorable Judges warmly welcomed the research fellows from the Max Planck Foundation and discussed various aspects of the envisaged programme, after which the authorised representatives of the two organisations formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

The Max Planck Foundation will initially conduct several workshops and seminars for the Constitutional Court giving detailed analyses of Constitutional Court systems and models from a comparative perspective, aimed at strengthening and enhancing the technical capacity of the Judges and the competences of the Court in general.

The project will continue until the end of 2015 and is funded by the German Foreign Office.