Pre-consultation Meetings for the Workshop on the Permanent Constitution-making Process in South Sudan

The Foundation conducted the final event in a series of sensitisation meetings

On 20 and 21 April 2021, the Max Planck Foundation, in cooperation with the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC), successfully conducted a sensitisation meeting with representatives of the Incumbent Transitional Government of National Unity (ITGoNU) to the Workshop on the Permanent Constitution-making Process in South Sudan.

The sensitisation meeting with representatives of ITGoNU was the sixth of its kind, conducted since December 2020 with various groups to be represented at the Workshop to determine the Constitution-making process in South Sudan, as required under Article 6.7. of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). The outcomes of the Workshop shall form the basis of the legislation governing the Constitution-making process (see Article 6.9. R-ARCSS). Pursuant to Article 6.8 of the R-ARCSS, the Max Planck Foundation has been mandated to moderate and facilitate this Workshop.

In preparation of the Workshop on the Permanent Constitution-making Process in South Sudan, the Foundation held sensitisation meetings with representatives of the parties to the R-ARCSS, institutions and mechanisms responsible for legal and constitutional reforms, as well as stakeholders to the constitutional process. Thus, through this series of sensitisation meetings, the Foundation and RJMEC initiated consultations on the open questions for the constitutional process design in South Sudan, with particular focus on those issues to be outlined by the legislation governing the Constitution-making process.

The Sensitisation Meetings were held in the framework of the Foundation’s project “Support to the Constitutional Process in South Sudan“, which is generously funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.