Landmark Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights

State-building needs institution-building – improving the rule of law concept implies institutionalizing an independent judiciary. An effective guarantee of the constitutional order can only be achieved by effective review procedures that uphold fundamental principles of government, constitutional rights and liberties etc. more…


40 years of the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights: UN General Secretary opens festivities, KAS RSP LA takes part

On July 18, 1978 the American human rights convention was signed in San José, Costa Rica. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held on July 16-19, 2018 an academic event entitled "Achievements and Challenges of Regional Human Rights Systems". The KAS RSP Latin America also attended the ceremony opened by UN Secretary-General António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres. more…

Vizepräsidentin Melika Mahmutbegović, Doris Pack, MdEP a.D und Hartmut Rank, Leiter RSP SOE


Meeting with Vice President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 19 July 2018, the Vice President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Melika Mahmutbegović held a meeting with German politician and President of the European People's Party (EPP Women) Doris Pack, KAS RLPSEE director Hartmut Rank and Association "Pravnik". The Vice President welcomed the long-term involvement of KAS and Pravnik in organizing for 12 years an International Summer School in Transitional Justice in Sarajevo.



to the Rule of Law Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung! The RLP SEE wishes to contribute to the development and solidification of an efficient legal order that is in accordance with the fundamental principles of the rule of law and as such both a core element of a democratic system, and a prerequisite for accession to the EU.


Previous events

Sep. 9 - 14

Leaders for Justice 2018 - Study visit to Berlin

July 17 - 28

International Summer School Sarajevo 2018

The Role of Transitional Justice In Rebuilding Human Rights and Rule of Law in Post-conflict Societies


The influence of external actors in the Western Balkans

A map of geopolitical players

The aim of this report is to look closely at the activities of external actors in the Western Balkans and to describe their function and role, intentions and interests, and the resources at their disposal. It also considers local [...] more…

Upholding democracy and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe

EUROSFAT 2018 – Deciding the Future of Europe

At the EUROSFAT conference on June 8th , experts from several CEE countries discussed the current state of the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe, the EU's possibilities for protecting its fundamental values, and the link [...] more…

Between fear and elucidation

Coming to terms with the communist past in South-East Europe

On April 24, 2018, the Rule of Law Programme of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with the Catholic University of Croatia, organized in Zagreb a regional conference on coping with the communist past in Southeastern Europe, [...] more…

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