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April 29, 2016


Scientific Conference "Tradition of the Law and the Law in Transition"

On April 28-29 took place at the Faculty of Law of the Tirana University a scientific conference focusing on “Tradition of the Law and the Law in Transition: social, political and normative processes in a comparative perspective”. The conference was attended by experts from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Albania who emphasized importance of the European culture of law for the Albanian justice system. Within the event were present an impressive number of scientific papers.

April 19, 2016
Podgorica 2016


Seminar ”The Law, Politics, Society and Discrimination”

The KAS RLPSEE organized together with the Montenegrin Ombudsman, the Council of Europe and the OSCE Mission to Montenegro a two-days seminar in Podgorica between April 19-20 with the title ”The Law, Politics, Society and Discrimination”. The representatives of the civil society took an active role in the discussions and raised the problem of the weakness of the human rights protection system in Montenegro that will have to be tackled in the near future by the institution of the Ombudsman.

April 12, 2016
LFJ Alumni meets CCR Zegrean


Leaders for Justice Alumni met with the president of the Romanian Constitutional Court, Augustin Zegrean

On April 11 the Leaders for Justice Alumni met with a delegation of the Constitutional Court of Romania, lead by president Augustin Zegrean. The vivid discussion focused on the role of the constitutional judges and the case-law in front of the court.

February 24, 2016


10 years Rule of Law Program South East Europe

On this occasion, an event on the topic “Experiences and Challenges” took place at 23rd of February, which was also the farewell to the head of RLP SEE, Thorsten Geissler. Speeches were held by Frank Priess, deputy head of the department for European and Int. Cooperation of KAS, Achim Tröster, Chargé d’affaires ad interim at the German Embassy, Prof. Dr. Simina Tănăsescu, advisor to the president, Adrian Baboi-Stroe, state secretary and Jens Paulus, team manager Europe/North-America of KAS. more…

February 17, 2016

Leaders for Justice

Leaders for Justice Alumni meet advisor to the president Prof. univ. dr. Simina Tănăsescu

On February 11th, a meeting of the Alumni-Network and participants of the Leaders for Justice Program with the advisor to the president for institutional and constitutional reform, Prof. univ. dr. Simina Tănăsescu, took place in Bucharest. During the meeting, the role and functioning of the Presidential Office was explained and the attendees had the opportunity for an open discussion about the process of rethinking constitutional provisions.

February 16, 2016
SNA 2016-2020

Anti-corruption Strategy 2016-2020

New National Anti-corruption Strategy for Romania

In cooperation with the Romanian Ministry of Justice, the Rule of Law Program South East Europe of KAS organised a round table discussion on the new Anti-corruption Strategy for 2016-2020 on February 11th. The event brought together representatives from important judicial institutions, numerous embassies in Bucharest as well as civil society, all specialised on the fight against corruption.

February 1, 2016


Leaders for Justice 2016 - first training session "Vision and Creatity"

The first training seminar of this year's edition of the program for young Romanian legal professionals “Leaders for Justice” took place in Sinaia between the 28th and the 31st of January 2016. In the opening session, Thorsten Geissler, director of the RLP SEE of KAS, highlighted the responsibility of the young generation of legal professionals for the sustainability of reforms in the area of rule of law more…

January 22, 2016

Sofia, Bulgaria

Ministerial Conference "Combating Terrorism in the Danube Region"

In Sofia, a ministerial conference took place on 21st to 22nd of January 2016. The conference was attended by Ministers of the Interior from the region as well as high officials from the Ministries of the Interior from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Bavaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. The priorities of future cooperation were stated in a joint declaration. The RLP SEE was represented by its head Thorsten Geissler. more…

November 18, 2015

International Conference

Disciplinary liability of judges

The KAS Rule of Law Program South East Europe, together with the Judges' Association of the Republic of Moldova organized on November 16-17 a conference on the subject "Disciplinary liability of judges". Participants were judges from the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro and Germany, who dealt with assessment and the assessment procedure in case of judicial misconduct. more…

November 13, 2015
Extreme Crime


Extreme crime and State response

A conference on the topic of ”Extreme crime and State response” took place on November 13 at the High Court of Cassation of Bulgaria. At the event, the new publication of the Justice Development Foundation (JDF) was introduced in Sofia. The presented study represents an analysis of the most relevant decisions in the field of criminal law.