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Rule of law | Law and politics

Rule of Law | Law and Politics

Analysis, dialogue and promotion of national and international developments

Rule of law, the protection of basic rights and legislation that promotes and secures the social market economy – these are a few of the core concerns of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.


Rule of Law Programme Worldwide

Since 1990, the foundation has complemented its international projects on democracy promotion and political dialogue with the transnational Global Rule of Law Programme. Locations of the five regional programmes are in Bogotá for Latin America, Singapore for Asia, Nairobi for Sub-Saharan Africa, Bucharest for South-East Europe and Beirut for the Middle East/North Africa. Global activities concerning the rule of law are coordinated from Berlin.

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Dr. Franziska Rinke, Dr. Diego García-Sayán, Dr. Marie-Christine Fuchs (from l.t.r.)

Cooperation with UN Special Rapporteur

In his function as UN Special Rapporteur for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Dr Diego García-Sayán signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on 19 April 2018. The occasion was the global annual theme 2018 of the Rule of Law Programme “Judicial Independence”. In this connection, Dr Diego García-Sayán contributed with his expertise to both the regional conferences and the global closing conference in Strasbourg.

Here you can find out more about the principles and goals of the Rule of Law Programmes of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.


Coordinator of International Rule of Law Programmes:


Dr. Franziska Rinke

  • Rule of Law Programme Asia
  • Rule of Law Programme Latin America
  • Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa
  • Rule of Law Programme Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Rule of Law Programme South East Europe
  • Landmark Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights

Brochure - Supporting the Rule of Law Worldwide

Info-Flyer - Supporting the Rule of Law Worldwide