KAS appoints new Director for the Rule of Law Programme Asia.


KAS Appoints New RLPA Director

On 3rd August 2015, Ms Gisela Elsner is the new Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia. Ms Gisela Elsner was formerly the Head of the Rule of Law Progamme Latin America, Director, Team Latin America (2006-2011). We welcome her as Mr Marc Spitzkatz returns to Germany to continue on his judgeship at the Berlin Courts.

7th Summer Lecture: Constitutional Law

Electoral Theory and Practices

For 5 days, the seminar will demonstrate different electoral techniques to young scholars and lawyers in China. more…

Environmental Law Talks 4

Good Environmental Governance in Asia and Europe

The 4th round of annual Environmental Law Talk Organized by KAS took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia and brought experts from the region and Germany. more…



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which is named after the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, is one of Germany’s political foundations. With its international activities and projects, the KAS realizes a substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. Here we present the Foundation’s Rule of Law Programme Asia.



Aug. 26 - 28

Climate Change and Energy Law

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Management Legal Regime in Asia

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Previous events

July 21 - 26

7th Summer Lecture: Global Constitutional Law

Electoral Practices

June 24 - 26

4th Environmental Law Talk

Environmental Law in Asia and Europe

June 9 - 10

Judges Training

Achieving good court and case management


Rule of Law for Good Environmental Governance

In the future, effective environmental protection will be a crucial objective for Asia: 29 out of the 30 most polluted cities in the world are located in Asia, in which, 7 out of 15 countries, with the highest total of CO2 [...] more…

Judicial Training in ASEAN

A Comparative Overview of Systems and Programs

As ASEAN moves forward to become a more integrated community by 2015,strengthening the capacities of ASEAN judiciaries, will be a requirement for stable and rules-based transitions throughout the region. This study, provides an [...] more…

Development of Cambodian Administrative Law

In Cambodia significant laws have been developed since 1993 but some building stones of a strong building called ‘rule of law’ are still missing. Whereas comprehensive legislation has been adopted in the fields of civil law and [...] more…

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