April 25, 2018

Job Announcement

The Rule of Law Program Middle East & North Africa is offering the position of a Program Manager

The Program Manager shall, under the guidance of the Head of Office, independently manage projects for the regional Rule of Law Program North Africa & Middle East and support and strengthen the Program´s activities across the region. more…

July 26, 2017

International Reports

Between Aspiration and Reality

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…

June 26, 2017

1930 - 2017

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

An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. more…

June 12, 2017

Event Announcement

Seminar on Electoral Dispute Resolution

On June 15th the Rule of Law Program Middle East and North Africa will host a seminar concerning electoral dispute resolution in Lebanon. Together with our partner, the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace, we will engage with leading jurists, judges and civil society members in order to assess the current system, and if necessary, discuss ideas for change.

February 16, 2017

Award by the Constitutional Council of the Lebanese Republic for successful cooperation

The Head of the Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa Mr. Peter Rimmele has been honoured for the merits of promoting the rule of law through cooperation with the Lebanese Constitutional Council more…

September 29, 2016
Policy Paper #3

Lebanon's Oil and Gas Wealth: Policy Recommendations for Escaping the "Devil's Excrement" Curse

Many argue that developing Lebanon’s oil and gas industry may be the solution to propel the country out of its current economic lethargy. But how valuable are Lebanon’s oil and gas revenues really? This paper addresses four major risks in exploiting the country’s oil and gas wealth and advances several policy recommendations on how best to avoid the curse of “devil’s excrement” which Lebanon could all too easily fall prey to.

July 22, 2016

Workshop Series on the protection of women in armed conflict

On July 16 the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Central Research House (CRH) conducted the last in a series of three workshops on the topic of “Women in Armed Conflicts: Positive Role and Protection Mechanisms.” more…

July 21, 2016

Launching of the study on Military Courts

On June 20 the Justicia Foundation, together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, presented their new study “Military Courts and Fair Trial. Towards a Renewed Limitation of Powers” under the auspices of the Beirut Bar Association. The study, written by renowned legal expert Dr. Paul Morcos, discusses reform proposals for the Lebanese system of Military Justice by comparing the roles of military courts in Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. more…

July 21, 2016

Closing event of the workshop series “Promoting Women’s Role in the Political Participation”

On June 28 2016 the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) participated in the closing event for the Project “Promoting Women’s Role in the Political Participation” concluding it with a joint Iftar. more…

May 26, 2016


500th anniversary of Thomas More's philosophic novel “Utopia”

On May 19-20, 2016, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Lebanon participated in an international conference on the novel “Utopia” in Zouk Mosbeh. In the focal point of the conference that was organized by the Notre Dame University-Louaize was the relevance of More's utopia for current issues of religion and the philosophy of law. The contribution of Peter Rimmele, director of the Rule of Law Programm Middle East/North Africa, addressed the question “Would we like to live in Thomas More’s Utopia?” more…