The MoU were signed within the framework of the Foundation’s support to the constitutional and legal reform in the Sudan
In November 2020, the Max Planck Foundation signed two individual Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Sudan.
The first MoU was signed with the Sudanese Minister of Justice HE Nasredeen Abdubari and the Head of the Department of Constitutionalism and Research at the Sudanese Ministry of Justice Tariq Mubarak Magzoub. And the second was signed with the Head of the Legal Training Department of the Sudanese Ministry of Justice Amani Atthahir and the Head of the Department of Constitutionalism and Research at the Sudanese Ministry of Justice Tariq Mubarak Magzoub.
Both MoU aim at continuing and strengthening the trusted and long-standing cooperation between both Institutions throughout the implementation of the Foundation’s current project Constitutional Reform in Sudan funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and supported by the German Embassy in Khartoum.
To that effect, the first MoU is directed at supporting the key actors within the Sudanese Constitutional Reform Process, primarily the members of the Sudanese Constitutional Commission, who will be offered legal capacity-building activities in comparative constitutional law and international law with a specific focus on aspects of constitutional drafting and best practices in constitution-making. The programme for the direct beneficiaries has the objective of advancing scientific and technical legal knowledge by supporting the Sudanese Constitutional Drafting Process and the implementation of the Sudanese National Conference as foreseen in the Sudanese Constitutional Charter, 2019 as amended in 2020.
In addition, the second MoU is aimed at offering legal training and legal advice on constitutional law matters to the legal advisors in the Sudanese Ministry of Justice who are involved in the Sudanese Constitutional Reform Process. The beneficiaries will benefit from strengthened legal capacities in comparative constitutional law and international law with a specific focus on aspects of constitutional drafting and best practices in constitution-making as well as on the core of constitutions based on comparative constitutionalism.
In line with the overall objective of the project, the programme of work envisaged by both MoU shall be aligned with the progress in the Sudanese constitutional reform process, envisaged to be concluded by the end of 2022.