Regulating Artificial Intelligence in South Asia: Projections for the Future

Special Report on Artificial Intelligence


The next digital decade – Policy approaches from Asia

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Digital Asia Hub invite scholars and practitioners of all stages of career and from various disciplines to contribute their lessons to inform policy.


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

The German Basic Law – the Constitution of the Federal. Republic of Germany – has been in force for 70 years now and it is the foundation of democratic statehood in Germany. The Basic Law’s central core is the principle of the rule of law as expressed by the broader German concept of the “Rechtsstaatsprinzip”. The protection of fundamental individual rights is one important cornerstone of this “Rechtsstaatsprinzip”. As guardian of the Basic Law, the Federal Constitutional Court has shaped these rights through interpretation by a large body of case law. Taking note of the growing interest among scholars not only in continental Europe but more so in the Common Law world, an extensive English translation of that jurisprudence is therefore very timely. This volume features 68 cases in regard to the basic rights. A general introduction to the Basic Law and the doctrine of fundamental rights strives to provide some contextual background to enable readers to better understand the comprehensive jurisprudence. In addition, there are specific annotations to each decision or a set of decisions with background information on the individual case. The last chapter suggests additional material in English for further research.


KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia and the School of Law, University of Cebu are pleased to bring forth our new publication on Environmental Rule of Law in Asia, which was released on 26 September 2019.

Supporting the Rule of Law Worldwide

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme

Why do many countries around the world have such a strong demand for German law and German legal culture? The following brochure will answer this question. Furthermore, you will get an insight into our work. The individual regional projects present their main areas of work.

New publication about Migration and Refugees in South Asia

Centre for South Asia Studies (CSAS) and KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia organised a regional conference on 'Mirgration and Refugees in South Asia: Quest for a New Legal Regime' in Kathmandu on 26 September 2018.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Wasser in Südostasien

Eine Region vor neuen Herausforderungen

Das Thema Wasser ist im asiatischen Raum immer präsent. Bei stetig wachsenden Bevölkerungen werden Fragen nach dem Zugang zu ausreichendem Trinkwasser und sanitären Einrichtungen, nach Sauberkeit und Nachhaltigkeit sowie nach einem wirksamen Schutz vor den Folgen des Klimawandels immer drängender und beschäftigen die Region nachhaltig. Der folgende Beitrag soll zunächst die Frage klären, ob es ein Menschenrecht auf Wasser gibt, bevor die eben genannten Punkte aufgegriffen und kurz beleuchtet werden.

Update on the Rule of Law for Human Rights in ASEAN: A Path to Integration

As an update to the first regional base-line study on the rule of law in ASEAN which was published in 2011, this study analyses legislative and substantive changes that have taken place in the ten ASEAN member states since 2011, and whether these changes support or detract from ASEAN's vision of becoming a "rules-based" community. It also considers how the process of ASEAN integration has influenced activity towards the creation of stronger legal institutions within the ASEAN Member States.

Rule of Law for Good Environmental Governance

In the future, effective environmental protection will be a crucial objective for Asia: 29 out of the 30 most polluted cities in the world are located in Asia, in which, 7 out of 15 countries, with the highest total of CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement production, and gas-flaring arises from Asian countries, 8 out of 10 countries with the highest amount of fresh water withdrawal occur in Asia. Weather disasters are abundant and are caused not only by climatic change due to environmental pollution, but also by a lack of proper land management.

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