Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Max Planck Foundation and the South Sudan Law Review Commission
On 1 March 2019, the Foundation entered into a formal agreement for the provision of technical legal assistance to the South Sudan Law Review Commission with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Honourable Chairman of the South Sudan Law Review Commission, Justice Ruben Madol Arol, on behalf of the Commission and by Dr Kathrin Maria Scherr, the Head of Sub-Saharan Africa and Jordan Projects, on behalf of the Max Planck Foundation. The signing ceremony was attended by legal professionals of the Commission and members of the press.
The Memorandum of Understanding envisages cooperation between the Foundation and the South Sudan Law Review Commission, now under new leadership, within the framework of the project Strengthening the Rule of Law in South Sudan. This cooperation will involve the provision of legal capacity building for the legal researchers of the Commission. Additional technical assistance will be provided by the Foundation in the development of the Commission’s new strategic plan, as well as the enrichment of the legal library of the Commission.
This cooperation with the South Sudan Law Review Commission constitutes one component of the project Strengthening the Rule of Law in South Sudan (2017-2020), which is being implemented with the generous financial assistance of the European Union. The project aims to provide technical assistance and legal capacity building to key rule of law actors in South Sudan, including the Judiciary, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Transitional National Legislative Assembly, and various other justice sector stakeholders.