The Annual Journal of the International Summer School Sarajevo (ISSS)

A publication of the Association “Pravnik” and the KAS RSPSOE

This annual publication of the ISSS deals with current issues from Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Human Rights.

900 days of uninterrupted siege upon the Romanian Judiciary

An overview of the recent circumstances of the Romanian Judiciary.

Publicația „900 de zile de asediu neîntrerupt asupra magistraturii române. Ghid de supraviețuire” a fost pregătită de Asociația Judecătorilor Români „FJR”, cu sprijinul KAS RLPSEE. Cititorii vor obține o percepție mai amplă în privința atacurilor asupra justiției române, după cum au fost observate în anii 2017-2019. Contribuțiile au fost pregătite de mai mulți practicieni, experți și jurnaliști. Readers will get a better understanding of the attacks on the Romanian judiciary, as witnessed in the years 2017-2019. Contributions have been prepared by several practitioners, experts and journalists.

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Belated lustration in the Republic of Moldova

A pretext to strengthen the PSRM

The current draft law for a lustration in the Republic of Moldova, in its current form, will further strengthen the politicization of the civil service and take the wind out of the sails of the efforts to fight corruption.

Freedom of Assembly and Association in Albania

Manual on the "Freedom of Assembly and Association" in Albania

In this manual the freedom of assembly and association in Albania are presented and outlined.

My Human Rights Passport

An informative leaflet on core children’s rights in Albania

As a reaction to the continuous request of international institutions on the Albanian State Authorities to implement laws in practice in accordance with international obligations regarding children’s rights, the Centre for European Development and Integration CEDI, an Albanian national civil society organization, with the support of KAS RLP SEE presents an informative leaflet on core children’s rights, the way how to denounce abuse and the Albanian institutions responsible with their defence.

Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro

This Publication deals with the Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro.

Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro

This is a publication of the key aspects for the implementation of Rule of Law in Montenegro

In order to identify the real state of the Rule of Law and to analyse how the law is in reality obeyed and implemented in Montenegro, the Rule of Law Programme South East Europe of the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights have published this analysis with an innovative approach to the key rule of law indicators.

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Unstable Political Situation in Kosovo

The Kosovo Special Tribunal Confirms the Most Important Charges

On 5 November, Hashim Thaçi, President of the Republic of Kosovo and former political leader of the UÇK (Kosovo Liberation Army), resigned from office as State President following confirmation of his indictment by the Kosovo Special Tribunal in the Hague. During a press conference, Thaçi explained that he would step down as President to safeguard the integrity of Kosovo and would present himself to the Hague. A few hours earlier, Kadri Veseli, Leader of the PDK (Democratic Party of Kosovo, third strongest party in the 2019 elections), former President of the Parliament and Chief of the Kosovo Secret Service during the war, declared that the indictment against him had also been confirmed in the Hague, and that he would voluntarily present himself to the Special Tribunal.

With the smartphone against viruses

Constitutional considerations of corona apps in five regions of the world

With the help of the corona app, Covid-19 infection pathways should become traceable. Most countries around the world have introduced these apps. We are looking at the regions South-East Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. How is the legal framework on site? What about the practical implementation? What problems have arisen?

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Camelia Bogdan v. Romania: a case of arbitrary suspension of a judge

European Court of Human Rights: Romanian judge Camelia Bogdan, who was suspended from the judicial service in her home country, had no legal remedy

The case "Camelia Bogdan v. Romania", involving a Romanian judge, represents a further stage in the litigations of representatives of the Romanian judiciary before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The case is to be viewed in the context of the disputes between the Romanian judiciary and the Social Democrat-led coalition in power until 2019. Camelia Bogdan (the applicant) was temporarily suspended from her office for questionable reasons without being able to effectively challenge the relevant decision. This is illegal according to a decision of the ECtHR of October 2020. Her right to a fair trial (Article 6 (1) ECHR) was infringed.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

Press Review

On a monthly basis the Rule of Law Programme South East Europe publishes a press review collecting selected articles and reports from newspapers and news portals in English and German. Giving our readers an overview over the most important developments, we focus on news reports in the areas of democracy and the rule of law. The press review covers the following ten countries, where we also implement our activities: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania and Serbia.

Translation of Federal Constitutional Court decisions

In order to strengthen the institutional and judicial cooperation between Germany and the countries of South East Europe, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung considers translations of landmark decision of the Federal Constitutional Court as an important step in the realm of preserving fundamental rights and liberties, safeguarding the constitutional order and applying the rule of law. All decision so far translated can be accessed in several official languages of the countries of South East Europe (PDF file and EPUB).