The Foundation conducted the second induction workshop for the Judicial Reform Committee of South Sudan
The workshop titled, “The Establishment of a Constitutional Court in South Sudan and the Customary Court System” was facilitated by the Foundation’s representatives in Juba from 10-12 October 2022, within the framework of the European Union funded project “Strengthening the Rule of Law in South Sudan”.
The workshop was officially opened by the Chairperson of the Judicial Reform Committee, Hon. Justice James Ogoola and one of the Managing Directors and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Projects at the Max Planck Foundation. The Deputy Chairperson of the Judicial Reform Committee, Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, was also present at the opening ceremony. Apart from members of the Judicial Reform Committee, the workshop was also attended by experts from the Judiciary and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, who had been seconded to the Judicial Reform Committee by their respective institutions.
On the first workshop day, the Foundation’s representatives delivered presentations on the future establishment of a constitutional court in South Sudan, including the existing legal framework of constitutional jurisdiction and the various options on the establishment of a constitutional court. The second thematic focus of the workshop was dedicated to customary law and the customary court system in South Sudan.
The workshop was officially closed by the Chairperson of the Judicial Reform Committee, Hon. Justice James Ogoola, who expressed his appreciation to the Foundation for conducting the workshop and to the European Union for its continued support for the Committee’s work.