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Leaders for Justice 2024 - First Week

Targeting young jurists, “Leaders for Justice” is an annual project organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa.

The program mainly consists of two one-week workshops. The first week (subject of this report) was held in Lebanon from 4th - 8th, June, 2024.

Environmental Law and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Legislation towards a sustainable economy in the MENA Region

Exploring Environmental Legal Horizons: Highlights from the KAS-ASSELLMU Conference Embark on a journey of environmental legal exploration with the KAS-ASSELLMU conference. This two-day event, hosted at the College of Law, Sohar University in Oman, provided a platform for environmental educators, practitioners, and stakeholders to delve into the intricacies of environmental law and its intersection with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From discussions on integrated approaches to biodiversity conservation to the role of international environmental rule of law in achieving the SDGs, this conference facilitated invaluable knowledge exchange, shaping the future of environmental law education and practice in the MENA region.

Good Governance in Political Parties, Current and Required Legislation

A workshop in collaboration with the Observatory of Public Service and Good Governance (OFP) at Saint Joseph University in Beirut (USJ)

On Tuesday, the 7th of November 2023, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in cooperation with the Observatory of Public Service and Good Governance (OFP) at Saint Joseph University organized a panel discussion on the Legal Framework of Political Parties. This event took place within USJ premises at Gulbenkian Auditorium, Social Sciences Campus, Huvelin Street - Achrafieh.

Constitutional Implementation and Analysis in Practice

Advancing Constitutional Expertise: Insights from the KAS-Jordanian Constitutional Court Collaboration Workshop

Delve into a day of constitutional enlightenment with the KAS-Jordanian Constitutional Court workshop. This one-day event, held at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amman, Jordan, brought together legal experts from diverse jurisdictions to explore the practical implementation of constitutional principles. From proportionality to living constitutionalism and the balance between individual rights and public order, this symposium offered a unique knowledge exchange that's shaping the legal landscape in the Middle East and North Africa.

Leaders for Justice 2023 - Second Week

Targeting young jurists, the “Leaders for Justice” is an annual project organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa.

The Leaders for Justice program consists of two one-week workshops: the first week was held in Berlin, Germany from the 19th till the 23rd of June and the second week (subject of this report) was held in Lebanon from the 10th till the 14th of October.

Between the impartiality of the judge and the arbitrariness in the use of disqualification requests

A workshop in collaboration with the Arab League Center for Legal and Judicial Research

On Tuesday, the 26th of September 2023, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in cooperation with the Arab League Center for Legal and Judicial Research organized a one-day seminar and panel discussion on the right of Litigants to ensure the impartiality of the judge and the arbitrariness in the use of disqualification requests. This event took place at the Hilton Metropolitan Hotel, Beirut.

She in Rule of Law and Sustainability

In cooperation with SEEDS for Legal Intiatives

The "SHE in the Rule of Law and Sustainability" conference, organized by the Rule of Law Programme for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with SEEDS for Legal Initiatives, took place on September 13, 2023, at Hilton Beirut, Metropolitan Palace. The conference aimed to explore the role of women in promoting the rule of law and sustainable development in the MENA region. It focused on three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Gender Equality (SDG 5), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16). The event brought together regional and international experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to gender equality, political participation, access to justice, and economic empowerment for women in the region.

Boundaries of Religion and Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa

A second two-day roundtable in cooperation with the MENA Legal Network in Lebanon.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the 26th and the 27th of July 2023, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in cooperation with the MENA Legal Network (MLN) organized a two-day expert-roundtable entitled “The Effect of Religious Laws on Rights, Equality and non-Discrimination: Citizenship and Subsidiary Rights Affected by Religious Laws in the MENA Region”. The roundtable took place at Burj on Bay Hotel in Tabarja, Lebanon, with participation of international experts, doctors and professors.

Leaders for Justice 2023

The first edition of the “Leaders for Justice”, an annual project organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa.

Targeting young jurists, the Leaders for Justice program consists of two one-week workshops, the first one of which (subject of this report) was held in Berlin, Germany from the 19th till the 23rd of June, 2023.

Beyond the Brussels effect? Data protection laws in North Africa

Study Presentation & Panel Discussion

Presentation of the study "Data Protection Laws in Northern Africa" and expert panel discussion at the Headquarters of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin on April 20, 2023.

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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.

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