Publications

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…

Event Reports | September 14, 2018

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 and regional perceptions and sensitivities and evaluates the involvement of these external actors from a European and German perspective. This report forms part of our wide range of activities and projects that aim the integration of the Western Balkan states into the European Union and promote dialogue on foreign and security policy issues in Germany. more…

Dr. Lars Hänsel, Florian Constantin Feyerabend, Walter Glos, Dr. Karsten Dümmel, Johannes D. Rey, Martin Sieg, Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes | September 12, 2018

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

Raluca Dobrean | Event Reports | June 14, 2018

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, followed by a podium discussion on the current debate about dealing with the past in Croatia. more…

Event Reports | May 10, 2018

Between Aspiration and Reality

15 Years of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was created in 2002 as an instrument against atrocities “that have outraged the conscience of mankind”. More than 120 states have joined since then. The global criminal court continues, nonetheless, to struggle for acceptance. Influential stakeholders such as the USA, China and Russia have not joined the agreement to date, while others are already considering withdrawing from it. Now, where does the ICC stand 15 years after its founding? more…

Franziska Rinke, Dr. Arne Wulff, Gisela Elsner, Simon Bruhn, Dra. Marie-Christine Fuchs, Peter Rimmele, Anna Miriam Schütt, Hartmut Rank | International Reports | July 13, 2017