Publications

Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-00136/CC-BY-SA 30 (Verfassungsfeier in Berlin 11. August 1923)

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The Weimar Constitution

by Robert Poll

Germany’s first Democratic Constitution, its Collapse, and the Lessons for Today
On 14 August 1919, Germany’s first democratic constitution came into force. The Constitution of the German Reich, soon known as Weimar Constitution marked the end of the German Empire and introduced a legal framework that was ambitious for its time - maybe too ambitious: Only 14 years later, the Weimar Republic collapsed into Nazi Germany, an authoritarian state with its dictator as untouchable center of the law. The question of whether or not Hitler’s rise to power had been predetermined by the flaws and weaknesses inherent to the Weimar Constitution was heavily discussed throughout the second half of the 20th century. The legacy of the 1919 constitution, however, reaches far beyond its failure: Germany’s post-World War II constitution, the Basic Law of 1949 was largely drafted in reflection of the Weimar Republic but also incorporated certain of its constitutional provisions, acknowledging their progressive design. Today, the Weimar experience provides the potential of critical reflection for constitution-building in young democracies as well as for established democratic states, whose foundations are more and more subject to illiberal and populist attacks.

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Administrative Procedure Act (VwVfG)

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The Administrative Procedure Act (VwVfG) is the normative basis of the administrative procedure and thus regulates the proceedings of authorities. It is, therefore, one of the most important pieces of legislation of the executive branch. Due to the federal structure of the Federal Republic of Germany, a distinction must be made between the administrative procedure laws of the federal states and administrative procedure law of the Federal Government, which is the subject of this legal text.

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Rules of Procedure of the German Federal Constitutional Court (GOBVerfG)

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The Rules of Procedure of the German Federal Constitutional Court (GOBVerfG) are the organizational framework for the day-to-day functioning of the Constitutional Court.

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Code of Administrative Court Procedure (VwGO)

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The power to review and correct administrative decisions is one important instrument to ensure that decisions of public bodies and authorities are subject to legal scrutiny and control. This power can either be given to judicial or to non-judicial bodies. In Germany, this power review is divided between judicial and non-judicial bodies, although the ultimate power of review remains with the judicative. The Code of Administrative Court Procedure (Verwaltungsgerichtsordnung) regulates the administrative court procedure and the administrative court system in Germany.

Country Reports

Lebanon’s Administrative Judiciary and its Implication on the Country’s Rule of Law

by Sandy Haddad

What is administrative jurisdiction and why is it important for a country?
Countries in the MENA region currently lack thorough and stable administrative judiciary systems, which in turn reinforces the people’s lack of confidence towards it. Hence, a wave of recent reforms and changes within the administrative judiciary has appeared in order to implement and ensure the proper application of justice, as well as to increase and enhance the effective access to it.

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Selection and Remuneration of Court Appointed Experts

Theory and Practice in International Comparison
The aim of this study is to provide access to comparative material that may serve countries seeking to reform their own rules of procedure to develop their own set of rules, fitting to the individual country-specific situation and legal system.

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The Control of the Constitutionality of Treaties

Ghantous / Schoeller-Schletter (Ed.)
This bilingual volume (French/Arabic) is the result of a workshop held on October 25 and 26, 2018 at the University La Sagesse, organized by the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa in partnership with the Lebanese Center for International Studies.

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Independent Regulatory Agencies and Administrative Governance in MENA Countries

Call for Abstracts
International Conference , April 2020 – UAE University

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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.

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The Rule of Law and the Right to Vote

A Comparative Approach
The study is analyzing three Arab countries, Lebanon, Tunisia and Egypt amidst the political transformations that have been endured respectively since 2005 and 2011.
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