On 17 November 2022, the Max Planck Foundation held a Guest Lecture for 30 students of the College of Law of the University of Juba on the Constitutional Foundations of the Role of Parliament. The Guest Lecture for a selected group of law students was organised with the generous assistance of the European Union under the current project of Strengthening the Rule of Law in South Sudan.
The Guest Lecture was officially opened by the Deputy Dean of the College of Law of the University of Juba who expressed his appreciation for the support provided by the Max Planck Foundation. The lecture introduced the law students to the principle of separation of powers and constitutional arrangements of checks and balances before taking a close look at the role of the bicameral parliament in the constitutional framework of South Sudan. The students were further provided with comparative examples to stimulate critical reflection on different constitutional design options for the legislative branch. Active engagement and lively discussions between the law students and the Foundation’s experts accompanied the Guest Lecture at the University of Juba.