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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

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

How to fight against corruption

Graduation ceremony of the 7th Generation "Leaders for Justice"

Thorsten Geissler, interim Director of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe, held a speech at the conference entitled "How to fight against corruption", referring to the responsibility of the "Leaders for Justice" alumni in the justice system, as well as in the Romanian society (Romanian only). more…

Thorsten Geißler | Event Reports | December 9, 2016