The Memorandum of Understanding establishes a framework of technical legal assistance to the Supreme Court of South Sudan by the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law
A delegation from the Max Planck Foundation travelled to Juba, South Sudan in November to finalise the substantive aspects of a two-component project with the Justices of the Supreme Court of South Sudan. Following discussions, The Honorable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Sudan, Justice Chan Reec Madut and representatives of the Max Planck Foundation signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
The two-component project shall provide technical assistance to the South Sudan Supreme Court in discharging its responsibilities as the Constitutional Court of South Sudan. The first component involves the enhancement of the capacities of the members of the South Sudan Supreme Court in resolving constitutional and legal disputes. Under this component, a total of four high-level workshops will be conducted in Juba with the Justices of the Supreme Court of South Sudan. The second component shall provide technical assistance to the Supreme Court in developing its Rules of Procedure.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the advancement of South Sudan as a peaceful, stable and democratic nation founded on the principles of constitutionalism, rule of law, and good governance.
The project shall run until December 2015 and is funded by the German Foreign Office.