Workshop with the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal of South Sudan on Transitional Justice

Max Planck Foundation delivers fourth workshop supporting transitional justice capacities

From 13 to 15 March the Max Planck Foundation conducted the fourth workshop in a series of workshops providing legal capacity building to the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal of South Sudan on transitional justice. The workshop was organised in cooperation with the Judiciary of South Sudan and took place in Juba, South Sudan.

The workshop, with the theme “Analysis of Selected Transitional Justice Principles”, was delivered by three representatives of the Max Planck Foundation. Sessions within this workshop considered in greater detail relevant topics of international law, including: sovereignty, universal jurisdiction, international subjects and procedural obstacles to transitional justice from a comparative perspective. Building on discussions in previous workshops, participants at the workshop additionally reviewed the transitional justice mechanisms provided within the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

The first day of the workshop was opened by the Chief Justice of South Sudan, His Excellency Chan Reec Madut, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to South Sudan, Johannes Lehne, and a representative of the Max Planck Foundation.

This workshop marks the successful completion of the first of three components of the project “Supporting Transitional Justice Capacities in South Sudan”, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Max Planck Foundation.