The Foundation completes delivery of first law reports of independent South Sudan
On 21 August 2020, the Max Planck Foundation delivered the final 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 comprehensive published law report of the Judiciary of South Sudan.
Although shipment of this final consignment was initially delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this delivery of several hundred copies of this volume will ensure that all judges and courtrooms across the country have access to copies of the judgments handed down by the Supreme Court of South Sudan in 2011. Additionally, copies of the Law Reports will be made available to the College of Law at the University of Juba, to Legal Advisors at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, as well as to legal professionals in the country. By this means, the Foundation contributed towards ensuring the public availability of legal precedent in the country, which is a central feature of any common law system, such as South Sudan.
Following this handover, the Foundation continues to work closely with the Editorial Board of the Judiciary of South Sudan to publish subsequent volumes of the Law Reports of South Sudan. The publication and delivery of the 2011 Law Reports of South Sudan were completed by the Foundation with the generous financial support of the European Union within the framework of the project “Strengthening the Rule of Law in South Sudan“.