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Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

Heidelberg, Germany
Joined August 2017

The Max Planck Foundation and local partners provide legal assistance to developing countries, particularly those in transition or conflict, to overcome structural deficiencies & transfer knowledge.

Presence in: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Ukraine
Focus: Access to Information, Education, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law provides assistance to the reconstruction or restructuring of the internal organisation to States which have experienced radical change in relation to their constitutional law. Beneficiaries and stakeholders of the Foundation’s expertise include States which are trying to re-establish public order following civil wars, States undergoing a change of direction (e.g. Afghanistan, Sudan or Somalia), new States which come into existence after having seceded from other States (such as South Sudan) and States which are trying to realign their legal systems in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

These two objectives, consultation and training, often overlap. Training generally focuses on constitutional law, international law (especially the protection of human rights as well as international humanitarian law), the relationship between national and international law, proceedings in national courts, principles of fair legal processes and professional legal skills.

Furthermore, the Foundation actively engages in academic research from a comparative perspective with a view to supporting the above mentioned objectives.

The Foundation is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciencea non-profit German research organisation currently operating more than 80 institutes and research facilities.

People Associated With This Organization

Imogen Canavan

Max Planck Foundation for International...
Joined August 2017
Interests: Education, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Project Activities
Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Other Activities and Research Interests
International Human Rights Law, International Refugee Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, International Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice and Legal Pluralism
Imogen Canavan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.

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