September 21, 2018


National conference on regional judicial cooperation took place in Podgorica

The “Regional judicial cooperation: achievements and future perspectives” national conference, organized by CEDEM in cooperation with KAS RLPSEE took plac eon Wednesday, September 19 and gathered highly relevant speakers and guests from within and around the Montenegrin justice system. The event is part or a larger project in which a regional comparative study, written by legal experts and covering Albania, BiH, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia will be launched.

September 14, 2018

30 young lawyers from Southeast European countries visit Berlin

The KAS Rule of Law Programme South East Europe (RLP SEE) continues to support qualified young lawyers from Southeast European countries. In this context, the programme “Leaders for Justice” for young Romanian lawyers was initiated in 2010. This year, a joint group from Republic of Moldova and Romania visited Berlin. more…

September 3, 2018


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…

July 30, 2018


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…

July 19, 2018
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.

July 18, 2018


Opening of the International Summer School Sarajevo 2018

The 12th International Summer School Sarajevo (”The Role of Transitional Justice In Rebuilding Human Rights and Rule of Law in Post-conflict Societies”) opened on July 17 with the speeches from Ms. Hajrija Sijerčić-Čolić, the dean of the Law Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Mr. Almin Škrijelj, president of Association “Pravnik” and Hartmut Rank, KAS RLPSEE director. Until July 28, the 26 students and graduates will take part in workshops, lectures and study visits to relevant institutions. more…

June 11, 2018

EUROSFAT 2018–Deciding the future of EU

How to strengthen the rule of law in EU member states?

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 between EU funds and respect for rule-of-law. more…

May 22, 2018
KAS organized dialogue “About Good and Bad in the Romanian society” with Romanian philosopher Patapievici

KAS organized dialogue “About Good and Bad in the Romanian society” with Romanian philosopher Patapievici

On May 21, RLP SEE organized a public discussion with the philosopher and essayist Horia-Roman Patapievici, in a dialogue facilitated by Cosmin Alexandru, a trainer on our Leaders for Justice program. Mr. Patapievici shared his views on the terms good, evil, moral doctrine, modernity.

May 16, 2018

Leaders for Justice 2018 - 5th Session: Project Management

The fifth training session of the Leaders of Justice Program 2018 took place in Braşov, focusing on project management, time management and joint projects. The participants of the 9th generation outlined 3 project ideas, using the information presented in this session. They also debated on subjects related to the rule of law, anti-corruption fight and reforms in the justice system with Laura Ştefan and Codru Vrabie. more…

May 7, 2018
Delegation deutscher Rechtspolitiker in Albanien

Expert discussions

Legal Policy and Justice Reform in Albania

A delegation of legal experts of the CDU, under the leading of Prof. Dr. Patrick Sensburg, MP, met on the 3rd and 4th May in Tirana with decision-makers of all relevant institutions of the albanian justice system and international organisations. Interlocuters were the albanian Minister of Justice, the presidents of the Constitutional Court and of the High Court of Albania, the german Ambassador, Ms. Susanne Schütz, directors of the OSCE Mission, EU Council Office and EURALIUS.