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April 20, 2015

Third training session in the Leaders for Justice 2015 program

Between the 16th and 19th of April the third training session of this year's edition of the “Leaders for Justice” program for young Romanian legal professionals took place in Sinaia. The workshop was dedicated to “Decision-making and change management”. Also, the participants had the opportunity to meet and discuss with Laura Andrei, President of the Bucharest Tribunal. more…

April 3, 2015
Corrupt Act US Department of State

ROMANIA

Leaders for Justice Alumni meeting on the anti-corruption strategy in the US

On April 2, the American Corner of the Romanian National Library hosted a meeting of the Leaders for Justice Alumni Network. The US Embassy, in collaboration with the RLP SEE of the KAS organized a discussion with an Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The main topic was the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the Department of State and the cooperation with Romanian justice institutions.

March 17, 2015

ONE WORLD ROMANIA

Opening of the 8th international documentary film festival dedicated to human rights “One World Romania” 2015

The opening of this year's edition of the human rights documentary film festival “One World Romania” took place on March 16 at Cinema Pro in Bucharest. In his speech, Thorsten Geissler, director of the RLP SEE of KAS, highlighted – in the context of the festival motto “Kino-Maidan” – the importance of involving in the promotion of human and minority rights. more…

March 10, 2015

ROMANIA

Opening conference "Values-based Rule of Law for High School Curriculum"

The Gh. Sincai National College in Bucharest hosted on March 9 the new project entitled “Values-based Rule of Law for High School Curriculum”. The discussion focused on the importance of Rule of Law, as well as constitutional values in a democratic state. The first of a series of six workshops will take place on March 10. more…

March 9, 2015

TIRANA, ALBANIA

International Scientific Symposium "The Criminal Justice System and Social Welfare"

The Faculty of Law at the University of Tirana, Albania, hosted on the 5th-6th March an international Scientific Symposium on "The Criminal Justice System and Social Welfare". The main topic was the importance of social policies as crucial elements in the fight against corruption; judicial representatives were given the opportunity to exchange professional experience and information. more…

February 24, 2015

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO

The presumption of innocence according to the EConvHR - The role of media and public officials

On the 23 February 2015, KAS RLSEE, in cooperation with the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), the Aire Centre, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Judicial Training Centre and the British Embassy in Montenegro, organized a seminar for judges and attorneys-at-law on the presumption of innocence according to the European Convention for Human Rights (ECHR) and the Montenegrin legislation, with focus on the role of media and public officials. more…

February 12, 2015

MACEDONIA

Introduction of innovative EU monitoring and evaluation mechanism in the sphere of administrative law

In cooperation with the Association for Development Initiatives “Zenith”, KAS RLP SEE organized a panel discussion on "Increasing the efficiency of the Macedonian and Montenegrin justice system: Introduction of innovative EU monitoring and evaluation mechanism in the sphere of administrative law", at the EU InfoCentre in Skopje on the 12th of February. The discussions were based on the report holding the same title. more…

February 12, 2015
Sofia TG 2015

Bulgaria

Justice reform in Bulgaria

The director of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe, Thorsten Geissler, met in Sofia with the vice-president of Bulgaria, Meglena Kuneva and Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov. During the discussions focusing on the justice reform in Bulgaria, Mr. Geissler assured the two high-ranking officials of KAS RLPSEE support.

January 31, 2015

Romania

Launch of the American Anti-corruption Strategy for Centrala and Eastern Europe

On January 30, the alumni of the Leaders for Justice program were invited by the Embassy of the United States of America to a reception marking the launch of the US Anticorruption Strategy for Central and Eastern Europe. At the opening of the event that was attended by numerous high-ranking representatives of the justice sector, Charge d’affaires Dean Thompson and KAS RLPSEE director Thorsten Geissler emphasized the need for close cooperation and joint efforts to effectively fight corruption. more…

December 17, 2014
Prelegere Geissler Facultatea de Drept 17 decembrie 2014

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Lecture on the German Basic Law at the University in Bucharest

On December 17 Thorsten Geissler, director of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe, held a lecture on the German Basic Law in front of two hundred students of the Faculty of Law at the University in Bucharest.