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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 (in Elternzeit), 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

The Practice of Constitutionalism in Asia – Emerging Trends and Contemporary Challenges

2nd Workshop of the Research Group on “Constitutionalism in Asia”

On the 26th and 27th of February 2017, the second meeting of the Asian Research Group on Constitutional Law took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia. In contrast to the previous year, this time the focus was on current developments and challenges for constitutional practice. With 12 experts from ASEAN countries, as well as from Nepal, Australia and Germany, the role played by law and policy, institutional structures and the rule of law was examined in the light of the linkage between state governance and constitutional development. more…

Gisela Elsner | Event Reports | March 3, 2017

Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Co-organised by the KAS Rule of Law Programme and Osaka University, Graduate School of Law and Politics, the international symposium brought together researchers, lawyers, NGO members and policy makers from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US to discuss issues on environmental rule of law. more…

Gisela Elsner | Event Reports | November 16, 2016

Update on the Rule of Law for Human Rights in ASEAN: A Path to Integration

As an update to the first regional base-line study on the rule of law in ASEAN which was published in 2011, this study analyses legislative and substantive changes that have taken place in the ten ASEAN member states since 2011, and whether these changes support or detract from ASEAN's vision of becoming a "rules-based" community. It also considers how the process of ASEAN integration has influenced activity towards the creation of stronger legal institutions within the ASEAN Member States. more…

September 14, 2016