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May 22, 2013

Jordanian Judiciary and Arbitration

On April 30th, 2013, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Amman (KAS Amman) and Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organisation (TAG-Org) organized a seminar on the topic of judiciary and arbitration in Jordan. Law as well as business experts with practical experience participated in the seminar to discuss the advantages and difficulties of commercial arbitration in the context of the Jordanian judiciary. more…

May 16, 2013

Uprisings in the Middle East

On 11th of May 2013, KAS Amman, under the patronage of the Jordanian Prime Minister HE Dr. Abdullah al Nsour, organized a seminar on “Uprisings in the Middle East”. Renowned politicians and scholars of various institutions and ministries spoke on the social, economic, and religious consequences of the Arab Spring for Jordan. Special attention was given to the Syrian conflict and the impact it has on Jordan. (Only available in German.) more…

May 16, 2013

"The International Community Should Not Leave Jordan Alone in Supporting the Syrian Refugees"

Former President of the European Parliament and Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, met King Abdullah II in Amman to discuss the influence of the Syrian crisis on Jordan and the situation in the region.

May 14, 2013

Hans-Gert Pöttering met with King Abdull

"The international community should not leave Jordan alone in supporting the Syrian refugees"

This Sunday, former President of the European Parliament and Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, met King Abdullah II in Jordan´s capital Amman. (Only available in German.) more…

May 8, 2013

Secular forces keep losing their support

Regional elections in Iraq

On 20th August 2013, for the first time since 2009, regional elections were held in Iraq. They were supposed to take place in 14, according to other sources in 15, of the 18 government districts. However, elections took place in only 12 government districts. (Only available in German.) more…

May 7, 2013

A Research on Challenges Facing Iraqi Women Obtaining Legal Rights

KAS Amman, Women Empowerment Organization, and the Lebanese American University Beirut organized a regional roundtable on the challenges Iraqi women are facing in the process of obtaining better legal rights. Women’s rights activists, academics from the field of Gender Studies, as well as high ranking judges participated in the workshop to discuss gender discrimination in Iraqi law. The results will be collected in a research paper. more…

March 14, 2013

“The Impact of Press and Publications Law on the Freedom of Media in Jordan”

The endorsement of a new draft law for Press and Publications was received with a lot of controversial reaction; the supporters of this law explained that it came to regulate the electronic news sites, while the opponents confirmed that it came to impose restrictions on the freedom of expression. In this framework, Scoopat and KAS Amman organized a symposium to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the new draft law. more…

March 13, 2013

Applying Rules of Good Governance

With the increase of poverty and social inequality, the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD), together with public and private charities, is seeking to expand relief services to the people in question. Due to the lack of financial capacity, governance standards, and administrative coordination, MOSD, in cooperation with KAS Amman, organized a one day workshop to improve the organizational framework and management skills of local charities. more…

February 4, 2013

Parliamentary elections in Jordan - Stagnation or progress?

On January 23 2013, parliamentary elections took place in Jordan.For the first time, the new electoral law that was introduced in 2012 was applied.In accordance with this law a certain number of seats are distributed by proportional representation.With regard to the Arab Spring and the current developments in the region high expectations were placed in these elections.Although the outcome of the elections seems to be a step towards democratization, the political system itself has hardly changed. more…

February 3, 2013

The Media and its Role in Monitoring the Parliamentary Elections

With regard to the parliamentary elections in Jordan on January 23, 2013, KAS Amman and the First Media Company – Scoopat hosted a workshop entitled “The Media and its Role in Monitoring the Parliamentary Elections” on January 05, 2013. Various representatives of the media as well as high ranking politicians and experts participated in the event. The aim was to discuss the role of the media in the electoral process, especially with regard to the amended election law. more…