Final workshops on Somali constitutional law from a comparative perspective
On 16 and 17 February 2021, the Max Planck Foundation organised the second and third workshops for members of the Jubaland State Assembly. The second workshop addressed the topic “The Role of the Legislature in Law-Making” and was held on 16 February. The third workshop was held on 17 February and covered the topic “Constitutionalism and Comparative Constitutional Law”.
The EU-funded project, entitled Legal Capacity Building and Technical Support for the Somali Federal Parliament, envisages the organisation of three workshops on Somali constitutional law from a comparative perspective for selected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the Somali Federal Member States. Each workshop includes a presentation on the topic from a comparative perspective, a practical working group assignment and a plenary discussion. With the organisation of the second and the third workshops for members of the Jubaland State Assembly, this training programme concluded in Jubaland.
This training programme started in April 2019 and ended in February 2021. It addressed the following topics:
- The Somali Provisional Constitution and the Constitutional Review Process;
- The Role of the Legislature in Law Making; and
- Constitutionalism and Comparative Constitutional Law.
The workshops on Somali constitutional law from a comparative perspective were highly appreciated by the members of the Jubaland State Assembly and its political leadership. They requested the Foundation to return soon and to provide for more of similar capacity building workshops in the future.