The Foundation Conducts Training on Professional Ethics for Lawyers
On 15, 16 and 17 September 2022, the Max Planck Foundation successfully delivered a workshop for legal counsels of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. The workshop, titled Professional Ethics for Lawyers, was the first of two workshops for the Ministry’s legal counsels within the framework of the German Foreign Office-funded project, Support to the Constitutional Process in South Sudan.
The workshop was officially opened on 15 September 2022 by the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of South Sudan, Hon. Justice Ruben Madol Arol. The Ministry’s Undersecretary, Hon. Dr Gabriel Isaac Awow, was also present at the opening ceremony.
The workshop comprised of content based sessions on various topics such as the historical and theoretical basis for professional ethics for lawyers, South Sudan’s legal framework on professional ethics for lawyers, and regional, international and comparative perspectives on the topic. The workshop discussions were highly interactive. The 25 participants, who joined the workshop in Juba from all over South Sudan, shared their practical experiences on issues touching on professional ethics for lawyers and also sought to understand comparative perspectives on the topic.
The workshop was officially closed by the Director of Training in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Kual Paul Deng, who expressed the Ministry’s gratitude to the Foundation and to the German Federal Foreign Office for their continued support in ensuring support to the rule of law sector in South Sudan.