Publications

Support to measurement of judicial performance: Addressing perceptions of independence and satisfaction

Study

On December 3, KAS RLPSEE in partnership with Association Zenith launched in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) a study addressing perceptions of independence and satisfaction of the judicial performance in Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Leaders for Justice Alumni Network Newsletter 5/2015

The Leaders for Justice Alumni Network released this month its 5th Newsletter dedicated to the members of the network, close contacts and interested audience. Thee Newsletter includes juridical articles and leadership inputs from the Alumni of the program as well as from our trainers.

Selected Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Supplementary volume in Croatian

Essential decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany translated into Croatian

The President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Prof. Dr. Andreas Voßkuhle, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia, Prof. Dr. Jasna Omejec, as well as the Director of the Rule of Law Program South-East Europe, Thorsten Geissler, have written a foreword for the new volume of decisions.

Criminal Justice System and the Social Welfare

International Scientific Symposium (Tirana, March 2015)

The Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the University of Tirana, Faculty of Law organized on March 5-6, 2015 in Tirana (Albania) the International Scientific Symposium dedicated to "Criminal Justice System and the Social Welfare". All contributions, speeches and scientific presentations, were gathered in a valuable publication available here for access and download.

EU-Commission on the progress and regress of Bulgaria and Romania in the Justice sector

Annual Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

Since the EU accession of Bulgaria and Romania on 1.1.2007, the European Commission reports to the European Parliament and the Council at least annually with regard to the progress registered by both countries within the scope of the cooperation and verification mechanism. This mechanism was introduced 2006 by the Commission, due to the fact that, despite the progress reached in the consolidation of the rule of law, both countries still had deficits in this field. Solving these deficits ought to be both encouraged and verified. For this purpose, the countries had "Benchmarks" imposed.

Selected decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany

2nd edition, Romanian

On the 6th of October 2014, the KAS RLPSEE has launched the 2nd edition in Romanian language of the "Selected decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany" publication. The book can be downloaded from this webpage in electronic format.

Leaders for Justice Alumni Network Newsletter 3/2014

On September 22 the 3rd Newsletter of the Leaders for Justice Alumni Network has been released. Besides an overview of current projects and future events, the Newsletter includes juridical articles and leadership inputs from the Alumni of the program as well as from our trainers.

Bulgarien: Ein überarbeitungsbedürftiger Entwurf für ein neues Strafgesetzbuch

In Bulgarien wird derzeit ein Entwurf für ein neues Strafgesetzbuch kontrovers diskutiert. Im Folgenden wird aufgezeigt, dass die Kritik daran an vielen Stellen berechtigt ist.

Commentary on the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina

German version

The Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung launched in spring 2014 the online version of the "Commentary on the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina" translated in German. A number of legal experts from Bosnia and Herzegowina as well as from Germany and other european countries wrote contributions for this publication. The publication is designed to promote understanding of the complex and unique state structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Embedding Rule of Law in the Enlargement Process

A case for EU political conditionality in the accession of the Western Balkan countries

The KAS RLPSEE in cooperation with the Association for Development Initiatives – Zenith launched the study "Embedding Rule of Law in the Enlargement Process - A case for EU political conditionality in the accession of the Western Balkan countries".

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 www.kas.de. 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).