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Advisory Papers on Political Party Development - Vollume III

The Organisation and Work of Political Groups in Parliaments

As indispensable instruments of the division of labor in parliament, political groups perform functions of representation, integration, legitimation, recruitment and communication in parliaments. Internally, they carry out a service function for individual members of parliament and simultaneously secure the working capacity of the parliament. They prevent the parliamentary workflow from being overloaded by complexity and also work against the danger of deadlock that comes with too great a diversity of political interests and perspectives. more…

January 20, 2015

How to work effectively as a spokesperson

Seminar and Simulation

From the 18th to the 19th of August Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited 10 journalists and 26 spokespersons from various government ministries, provincial and municipal administrations in order to raise their awareness of a spokesperson’s role and discuss ways of improving their own role and responsibilities. more…

Event Reports | September 11, 2014

Law Talk XII. - Special Contribution on International Criminial Justice

Speech of Joachim Freiherr von Marschall

Joachim Freiherr von Marschall, German Ambassador to Cambodia, held a captivating and valuable speech during KAS’ 12th Law Talk from 1st-3rd August 2014 in Sihanoukville. With his kind approval KAS is grateful to be able to publish his speech. It consists of an introduction to Germany’s role and development towards international criminal justice. Subsequently, the it provides an explanation and evaluation of the procedures of the Cambodian ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia)and connects Cambodia and Germany in terms of their experiences with international criminal justice. more…

Event Reports | August 27, 2014

12th Law Talk on International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Implications for Cambodia

The support for the development of the legal system in Cambodia is one of the core components of the work of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The main aim of the law talks is to promote vital discussions between ex-perts, practitioners and scholars as well as different generations. Due to the legal vacuum that existed during and in the af-termath of the Khmer-Rouge regime, the cultivation of a legal discussion in the spirit of academic freedom and freedom of expression is of genuine importance as legal discourse remains underdeveloped. more…

Event Reports | August 14, 2014

Advisory Papers on Political Party Development - Volume II

Guidelines to Parliamentary Communication

Communication is at the heart of good governance. Parliaments communicate through different channels with the media and the citizens. On the one side there is the Administration of Parliaments responsible to provide politically neutral information on legislative processes, on the other hand there is the more political communication flows through the spokesperson/PR Unit of the political groups in Parliaments. This guideline aims to improve the understanding on communication functions of Parliaments and can be used by relevant stakeholders to adjust their roles and responsibilities. more…

June 10, 2014