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50th Anniversary of the Constitutional Judiciary in the Republic of Macedonia

During the regional conference the participants concentrate on Contemporary Challenges of the Constitutional Judiciary with two main focus areas: 1. The principle of separation of powers and its protection by the Constitutional Court; 2. Constitutional review of by-laws. Thorsten Geissler, the head of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe, highlighted the importance of an independent jurisdiction. more…

Event Reports | September 23, 2014

Increasing the safety of the probation counsellors’ activity

During this event the participants improved their skills for situations of risk and conflict of interests. The participants from Croatia, Romania and the Republic of Moldova were informed about how to de-escalate difficult situations. Thorsten Geissler, head of RLP SEE, underlined the importance of the probationers work, its social responsibility and needed qualifications. more…

Thorsten Geißler | Event Reports | September 19, 2014

Open Justice 2.0 for Romania

The project of Funky Citizens, which was presented during a conference on 17th September 2014 organized in cooperation with the KAS Rule of Law Program Southeast Europa, supports the reforms in Romania. Its goal is to reinforce transparency and efficiency of the judiciary, e.g. with a openly available online platform informing citizens about decisions and judgments. It is even possible to compare the effectiveness of different courts. The host, the head of the EU commission in Romania Angela Filote informed about the situation of Justice in Romania and the goal of the platform. more…

Event Reports | September 17, 2014

Selection of decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany

Introductory speech by His Excellency Hans Werner Lauk, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Romania with the ocassion of the launch of the translation of the publication „Selection of decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany“. more…

Event Reports | July 8, 2014

Commentary on the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina

German version

The Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung launched in spring 2014 the online version of the "Commentary on the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina" translated in German. A number of legal experts from Bosnia and Herzegowina as well as from Germany and other european countries wrote contributions for this publication. The publication is designed to promote understanding of the complex and unique state structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina. more…

April 30, 2014