2011 Volume of the South Sudan Law Reports Delivered to the Chief Justice of South Sudan
On 3 February 2020 the Max Planck Foundation, together with the European Union Delegation to South Sudan, handed over an initial consignment of the 2011 Volume of the Law Reports of South Sudan. This collection of all the civil, criminal and constitutional judgments passed by the Supreme Court in 2011 is the first published comprehensive law report of the Judiciary of South Sudan. It marks a first output of the tireless efforts of the Technical Bureau and Editorial Board of the Judiciary of South Sudan, with the technical assistance of the Foundation, to publish the judgments of the Supreme Court since independence.
At the ceremony, the Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to South Sudan, HE Dr Sinead Walsh, emphasised the importance of establishing structures and systems for upholding the rule of law in the country. She further noted that these law reports would bring transparency into the work of the Judiciary. The Chief Justice of South Sudan, HE Chan Reec Madut, additionally explained that publicly available Law Reports are essential in a common law system, such as South Sudan. Consequently, the Law Reports will be of importance to the work, not only of judges, but also of all legal professionals across the country.
Following this handover, the Foundation will continue to work closely with the Editorial Board of the Judiciary of South Sudan in publishing subsequent volumes of the Law Reports of South Sudan.
The publication of the 2011 Law Reports of South Sudan was completed with the technical assistance of representatives of the Foundation and the generous financial support of the European Union within the framework of the project Strengthening the Rule of Law in South Sudan.