Dr. Franziska Rinke

Rechtsstaatsdialog und Völkerrecht

Dr Franziska Rinke studied law in Jena and wrote a dissertation on the Environmental Information Directive. She completed her legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, and partly in Brussels and at the Consulate General in Los Angeles. She was admitted to the Frankfurt am Main Bar Association in January 2012 and initially worked as an in-house lawyer in the compliance unit  at  ThyssenKrupp Group both in Germany and abroad.
 

Since August 2015, Dr Rinke has been working at KAS on legal policy issues. In January 2017 she took over the coordination of the International Rule of Law Programmes.

Contact

franziska.rinke@kas.de +49 30 26996 3507 +49 30 26996 3709

Department

Publications

International Reports

A Judgement Is Important – Enforcement Even More So!

by Franziska Rinke, Pierre Szczepanik

A Comparison of Regional Human Rights Courts
International human rights protection has gained in importance over the last sixty years. The primary indicator of this development is the submission of states to the judgements of international human rights courts. However, the mere existence of these courts does not guarantee success. People can assert their rights only when judgements are properly and completely carried out. The following article illuminates the various mechanisms for implementing and enforcing judgements of the three existing international human rights courts.

International Reports

Corrupt Judges – Threat to the Constitutional State

by Franziska Rinke, Marie-Christine Fuchs, Gisela Elsner, Aishwarya Natarajan, Arne Wulff, Nils Seidel, Hartmut Rank, Mahir Muharemović, Anja Schoeller-Schletter

Judges are at the heart of a functioning constitutional state under the rule of law, but unfortunately this does not mean that they are immune to corruption. Recent years have seen a number of high-profile cases, demonstrating that corrupt judges are a global problem. In the fight against judicial corruption, it is essential to seek solutions at the national level, but it is still valuable to gain a global perspective of this phenomenon.

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Nip it in the bud!

by Franziska Rinke, Hartmut Rank

The EU Commission Strengthens the Rule of Law
In the European Union, the “Instruments of the Rule of Law” will become even more important in the future. There is a plan underway to publish an annual report on the Rule of Law to reflect the situation in all Member States. The declared aim is to take action much earlier than in the past – meaning, that action should already be taken in the process of promoting an awareness of the Rule of Law.

Facts & Findings

Nip it in the bud!

by Franziska Rinke, Hartmut Rank

The EU Commission Strengthens the Rule of Law
The Rule of Law is one of the fundamental values of our shared European set of values. The EU Commission has long been committed to strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union. In its Communication of 17 July 2019, the EU Commission presents its blueprint for action to further develop the existing and new mechanisms. It is evident that the Commission´s aim is to take action much earlier than it has hitherto been the case. The following paper presents the individual suggestions, places them in an overall context and takes a critical look at them. The mills of Brussels grind slowly. What will become reality depends on the political struggle in the coming months and probably years. It is to be expected that the process id strengthening the Rule of Law within the EU will be continued under the designated EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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Die Justizreform in Polen: Eine Gefahr für den Rechtsstaat

by Franziska Rinke

kurzum Die Justizreform in Polen: Eine Gefahr für den Rechtsstaat? Schlussfolgerungen aus dem Bericht des UN-Sonderberichterstatters für richterliche Unabhängigkeit Dr. Diego García-Sayán
Auf Einladung der polnischen Regierung unternahm der UN-Sonderberichterstatter für die Unabhängigkeit von Richtern und Anwälten, Dr. Diego García-Sayán, im Oktober 2017 einen Länderbesuch, um sich ein Bild von der polnischen Justizreform zu machen. Sein im April 2018 veröffentlichter Bericht kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass durch die Justizreform die Unabhängigkeit der Justiz und die Gewaltenteilung in Polen gefährdet sind. Das KURZUM fasst sechs Kernaussagen seines Berichts zusammen.

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Landmark Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights

by Franziska Rinke

State-building needs institution-building – improving the rule of law concept implies institutionalizing an independent judiciary. An effective guarantee of the constitutional order can only be achieved by effective review procedures that uphold fundamental principles of government, constitutional rights and liberties etc.

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12th Berlin Legal Policy Conference

by Thomas von Danwitz, Franziska Rinke, Christina Bellmann

“Current Challenges Facing the European Union – The Contribution of the Court of Justice”
The European Union currently faces a variety of challenges.Since it is constituted as a Community based on the rule oflaw, the case-law of the European Court of Justice enablesthese challenges to be pinpointed with considerable precision.Reason enough for the 12th Legal Policy Conference of theKonrad-Adenauer-Stiftung to conduct a detailed examinationof the contribution made by the European Court of Justice toresolving the present challenges confronting the EuropeanUnion.

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La démocratie meilleure

by Franziska Fislage, Karsten Grabow, Nico Lange, Tobias Montag, Franziska Rinke, Daphne Wolter

Principes pour un ordre représentatif
La démocratie représentative, ses institutions et son fonctionnement se trouvent de plus en plus sous pression. De l’extérieur, elle est challengée par des régimes autoritaires et de l’intérieur par des courants extrémistes et populistes. La Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung a, dans un langage clair et simple, compilé les principes d’une démocratie représentative et du parlementarisme.