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Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.


Online-Training “Public Relations / Spokespersons at Courts”

Online training with the judge and expert for public relations Ingrid Kaps (President of the District Court in Erding, Germany)

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe (RLP SEE) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the judge and trainer Ingrid Kaps and the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution in Montenegro organized an online training on public relations and press work at courts for Montenegrin judges and spokespersons.

Expert conference

Conference "Rule of Law Checklist Montenegro"

Centre for Democracy and Human Rights / RLPSEE

At the event "Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro", first of all one of the authors, Mr. Milorad Markovíc will present the work "Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro" published in 2020. This analysis deals with the rule of law structures of the EU accession candidate Montenegro. The basis for this study is the "Rule of Law Checklist" of the Venice Commission, which was structured and adapted by Dr. Mahir Muharemovic of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The focus of the analysis is to examine the practical implementation of rule of law criteria in Montenegro. After the presentation of the publication, high-ranking Montenegrin legal experts and representatives of the judiciary will discuss challenges to the rule of law in Montenegro in the second part of the event. The conference takes place in Podogorica and online ( zoom:

Expert conference

Conference “Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro”

Presentation of the publication “Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro” and panel discussion on ongoing challenges in the Rule of Law in Montenegro

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe (RSPSOE) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with CEDEM (Centre for Democracy and Human Rights) organized an online conference in hybrid form (online and offline) to present the analysis "Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro".

Study and Information Program

Nachwuchsjuristen aus Rumänien zu Besuch bei deutschen Justizbehörden in Berlin

Das Rechtsstaatsprogramm Südosteuropa (RSP SOE) verfolgt das Ziel, besonders qualifizierte Nachwuchsjuristen aus den Ländern Südosteuropas zu fördern.

Expert talk

Presentation of the Romanian translation of the publication "Covid-19 and the impact on human rights"

An event for judges, prosecutors and lawyers from the Republic of Moldova, Romania with guests from Armenia

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe (RSPSOE) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in cooperation with "The Aire Centre" and "Civil Right Defenders", organised an online event presenting the Romanian translation publication "Covid-19 and the Impact on Human Rights".


Digitalization of Justice

Online panel discussion

The current COVID-19 pandemic proofs the need for digitalization in every area of life - including in justice. While first steps are already taken, there are still a lot of obstacles on the way to a digital access for citizens to justice and automation of court hearings. In this context, Estonia with its multiple approaches to build a digital society is considered a pioneer in Europe. What are the opportunities and challenges of the digitalization of justice? What can other European countries learn from Estonia? We're going to discuss this with five experts from Estonia, Germany and Romania: Leanika Tamm, Judge at Pärnu County Court, Estonia, Ingo Groß, Court President at Brunswick District Court, Germany, Kai Härmand, Judge at Harju County Court, Estonia, Benedikt Quarch, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Legal Tech company RightNow Group, Germany and Mariana Feldioreanu, Court President at Bucharest District Court, Romania. We invite you to watch the livestream on:


Leaders for Justice 2020 - Team Leading and Team-work. The Tale of I Do vs. We Do

Second training session (11th edition, 2020)

The second training session of the 11th edition of our leadership programme for young Romanian law proffessionals will take place in Sibiel, between February 13-16. The main subject addressed during the four day training will be situational leadership and teamwork, led by trainers Mihai Dragoi and Marian Stas. The training session will include a workshop with Ciprian Ciocan, director of the Community Foundation Sibiu.


PEOPLE OF JUSTICE | 10 years of Leaders for Justice

The public event "People of Justice" celebrates the first 10 years of the community Leaders for Justice, which today means 190 members from all legal professions, over 20 projects of change in justice and society, working groups on real issues in the system, experience shared authentic leadership models in institutions, organizations or companies.


„Rights of Religious Minorities in North Macedonia“ - Conference on Student Religious Literacy

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe has organised together with its partner, Iustinianus Primus Faculty in Skopje, a conference on Student Religious Literacy. The guest speakers were Professors Tanja Karakamischeva-Jovanovska and Alexandar Spasenovski as well as Dr. Jovan Jonovski from behalf of the Evangelic-Protestant Initiative. The main topics that were debated together with the students from the faculty were „International and Domestic Standards Related to the Exercise of the Religious Freedom“, „The Role of the Religious Communities in a Democratic State“ and „Exercising Religious Freedom“. The conference was organised within the project „Rights of Religious Minorities in North Macedonia“ and it is the third meeting of this kind that took place in Skopje during this year.

Rule of Law and Constitutional Jurisdiction

Speech by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Papier delivered at the Regional Consitutional Courts' Conference

In October 2009 the Rule of Law Program co-organised together with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia the first Regional Constitutional Courts Conference for the countries of the Western Balkan on "Constitutional Jurisdiction in Theory and Practice". Guest of honour and key-note speaker was Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Papier, former president of the German constitutional Court. His speech on "Rule of Law and the Constitutional Jurisdiction" (available only in German and Serbian) was well received amongst the large number of constitutional law experts that attended the conference.

Measures of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe on the anniversary „20 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall“

An overview

In the year 2009, the Rule of Law Program South East Europe (RLP SEE) is conducting a series of measures in remembrance of “20 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall”. The RLP SEE hereby simultaneously supports its focal area “(Legally) Coping with the Past” within which the Rule of Law Program has been operative ever since the very start of its activities at the beginning of 2006. You may find an overview over measures taken plus publications on the topic in the PDF above (in German language).

Anniversary Publication issued by the KAS-Rule of Law Program

Expert talk at the kick-off to a series of events

“The topic of Constitutional Adjudication concerns anyone with political commitment”. These were the words with which the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Ulrike Maria Knotz initiated her greeting at the expert talk on “Constitutional Adjudication” organized by the KAS-Rule of Law Program South East Europe and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia in Skopje (Macedonia) on 25 September 2009. The expert talk took place in the context of the German Weeks organized by the German Embassy and the Goethe Institute.

Educational reform as a part of reconciliation process

The OSCE and the International Education Reform Effort

The presentation hereby - "Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2009 and Beyond. The OSCE and the International Education Reform Effort" - was put together for the participants of the International Summer School Sarajevo 2009 by Claude Kieffer, Education Department Director, OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Kieffer held a lecture on the last days on the ISSS 2009 on "Educational reform as a part of reconciliation process".

“The Condemnation of Communist Crimes in Romania and the Application of International Law"


In her opening speech at the conference “The Condemnation of Communist Crimes in Romania and the Application of International Law", the director of the Rule of Law Program South East Europe, Dr. Stefanie R. Roos, emphasized the importance of coping with the past. Reconciliation – in particular penalty of communist crimes – is even twenty years after the end of the communist regimes in Romania and other European countries still an urgent task.

Rule of Law – The Accountability of Government and State Power Control


On June 6th 2009 in Novi Sad, the RLP SEE together with the Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies (FEPPS) organized the seminar “Rule of Law – The Accountability of Government and State Power Control”. In the course of the experts’ talk, Dr. iur. Matthias Hartwig from the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law gave the following speech on “Constitutional Law Prerequisites of an accountable Government – the German Experience: Separation and Control of Powers in the German Grundgesetz (Constitution)” (speech in German).

„Rechtsstaatlichkeit – Die Verantwortlichkeit der Regierung und die Gewaltenkontrolle“


Im Rahmen des Rechsstaatsprogramms Südosteuropa der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (RSP SOE) fand am 8. Juni 2009 im serbischen Sremska Kamenica nahe Novi Sad ein Fachgespräch zum Thema „Rechtsstaatlichkeit – Die Verantwortlichkeitder Regierung und die Gewaltenkontrolle“ statt. Das Fachgespräch wurde gemeinsam vom RSP SOE und der Fakultät der Europäischen Rechts- und Politikwissenschaftlichen Studien (FEPPS) der Universität Singidunumveranstaltet. Lesen Sie hier den Konferenzbericht dazu.

Aufbau eines gerechten und verlässlichen Gerichtswesens

Bericht über eine Regionalkonferenz in Bukarest (Rumänien)

Am 2. und 3. Juni 2009 haben die beiden rumänischen Nichtregierungsorganisationen "Freedom House" und "Rumänische Akademische Gesellschaft" mit Untersützung des KAS-Rechtsstaatsprogramms Südosteuropa in Bukarest (Rumänien) eine Regionalkonferenz zum Thema „Aufbau eines gerechten und verlässlichen Gerichtswesens“ für rund 30 Richterinnen und Richtern aus Bulgarien, Rumänien und der Republik Moldau organisiert. Lesen Sie hier den Konferenzbericht dazu.

60 Jahre Grundgesetz


Vom 20. – 23. Mai 2009 fand in Becici, Montenegro, das 2. Regionale KAS-Altstipendiaten-Treffen in Südosteuropa im Bereich Jura zum Thema „Verfassungsgebung und Verfassungsreform“ statt. Das RSP SOE konnte hierfür u.a. einen bekannten Experten auf diesem Gebiet als Teilnehmer und Hauptredner gewinnen: MdB Dr. iur. Günter Krings, Justiziar der CDU/CSU-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag.

ONE WORLD ROMANIA 2009 - Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights

The Festival Catalogue

ONE WORLD is the biggest documentary film festival on human rights in Europe. The festival started in Prague in 1999, as an initiative of Haclav Havel, and during the past 10 years expended in other cities like Bruxelles, Madrid, New York or Kiev.ONE WORLD ROMANIA was born in 2008, after one and a half years of Documentary Mondays at the Czech Center. In 2009, we decided it's time for more. Bucharest has a documentary film public and the second edition is welcomed.