First Workshop with the Transitional National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan

Max Planck Foundation delivers workshop in series aimed at strengthening technical capacities

From 19 to 20 June 2017, the Max Planck Foundation conducted a workshop for the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) of South Sudan. This was the first in a new series of workshops designed to provide technical legal capacity building to the Transitional National Legislative Assembly for the duration of the transitional period as defined in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, 2015 (ARCSS). The workshop took place in the country’s capital of Juba.

The workshop, entitled “Constitutional Foundations of the Role of Parliament”, was delivered by two representatives of the Max Planck Foundation, and delved into questions of a parliament’s role, parliamentary competence and procedure. Timothy T. Chol, First, Deputy Speaker of the TNLA, complemented the programme by a lecture on tips for those members of the Legislative Assembly, who were newly appointed in accordance with ARCSS.

The Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly, Anthony L. Makana, and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to South Sudan, Johannes Lehne, also addressed the new members of Parliament at the workshop’s closing ceremony.

The workshop was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Max Planck Foundation.