Publications (Archive)

The Principle of Subsidiarity in the Satute of the Arab Court for Human Rights


The Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Rule of law Program for the Middle East/North Africa organized with the Lebanese Center for International Studies and the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Notre Dame University a two-day workshop on the Principle of Subsidiarity in the Statute of the Arab Court for Human Rights. The two-day workshop was addressed to Human Rights legal experts and analyzed the interpretation of Article 18 of the Statute of the Arab Court for Human Rights in the light of the jurisprudence and case law of existing international courts and bodies.

International Mechanisms for Protecting Human Rights

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Lebanese Bar Association, and the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace held their symposium on "International Mechanisms for protecting human rights and their efficiency" on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, which was celebrated on December 10th last Saturday, as commemoration of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which was celebrated this year for the 68th time.

Preventing Youth Radicalization


With the aim of contributing to further high-level discussions on countering youth radicalization and as a follow-up to its previous conference on “Innovative Ways to Deal with Violent Extremism”, La Maison du Futur in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, organized this seminar, in order to provide a framework for countering the radicalization of at-risk youth populations across regional and global communities and explore new ways for preventing this new trend.

Transparency and Accountability

On the 18th of November 2016, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Maison du Futur (MdF) and Transparency International (TI) conducted a seminar on transparency and accountability. The well attended seminar in Bickfaya, Mount-Lebanon, covered the topic of “Transparency and Accountability” on theoretical and practical levels, drew attention on comparative assessments determining best practices in the context of Lebanon and provided analysis of case studies.

Mechanisms of legislation and the implementation of international conventions into Lebanese law.

In cooperation with the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace, the KAS Rule of Law Programme organized a workshop on “Mechanisms of legislation and the implementation of international conventions into Lebanese law”.

Enhancing the Role and Participation of Women in the Public Sphere

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) and the Local Development Office at the Baalbeck-Hermel Governor’s office (LDO) organized a series of workshops and seminars to empower 80 women in 4 of the largest neighborhoods of Baalbeck city with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for participation in the decision making process at the local level, be it voting or candidacy.

The Gender-Citizenship Nexus: Lebanese Family Status Law and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Lebanon, in partnership with Notre Dame University’s Chair of Religious, Cultural and Philosophical Studies and the Father and Sons for Citizenship (NGO), organized a panel discussion on “The Gender-Citizenship Nexus: Lebanese Family Status Law and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism”.

Building Bridges between Migrants and Lebanese to Combat Human Trafficking

Working towards the enhancement of protection for migrant workers and victims of human trafficking in Lebanon

The Controversy of Civil Marriage in Lebanon

In partnership with the Lebanese University, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Lebanon has organized a public conference and a discussion session with the students of the Lebanese University on the topic of civil marriage in Lebanon.

International Mechanisms and Complaint Procedures for Protecting Human Rights

From 9 to 11 September 2015, around 40 Lebanese lawyers reflected on the effectivity of international human rights conventions in Lebanon and the means through which they be defended by judges, lawyers and civil society.

Upholding Gendered Peace at a Time of War

Academics and Activists Speak Out on the Shifting Places of Women in the Arab World

The international conference “Upholding Gendered Peace at a Time of War” brought together international researchers, academics and activists to discuss about the shifting places of women in the Arab World.

Lebanese Constitutional Law

An Introduction: Case Studies from Lebanon and Germany

In cooperation with the Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU), the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation organized a seminar on "Lebanese Constitutional Law - Case Studies from Lebanon and Germany".

Radical Militant Groups and the Rule of Law in the Middle East

The conference brought together experts from the Middle East and Europe to discuss the state of the Rule of Law in the Middle East and how it has been affected by the emergence and recent growth of radical militant groups in the region.

Constitution et contre-pouvoirs

counterpowers of civil society in political systems

In cooperation with the University of Carthage, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung holds a conference titled "Constitution et contre-pouvoirs".



In cooperation with the Lebanese Judicial Superior Council, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a 2-day seminar on court administration and its role in the Lebanese judiciary system.

Constitutional Jurisdiction And Rule Of Law In Arab Countries

International Conference with Leading Representatives of Counstitutional Courts and Councils in the MENA Region

KAS Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa in cooperation with the Lebanese Constitutional Council hosted an international conference from 14th - 15th November 2014 on the topic of constitutional jurisdiction and rule of law In Arab countries taking into account the latest developments in the region.

Education and human rights culture at Arab universities today

Current situation and future perspectives

Assessing and improving basic human rights education at Arab Law faculties.

Impact of the Internal Political Split on the Rule of Law in Palestine

Legal, Political and Economic Perspectives

Conference on the internal political split between Hamas and Fatah and its consequences on the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.

Arab countries in transition

Gender rights and constitutional reform

This conference was organised by the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the Danish Center for Research and Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity (KVINFO) and took place with the support of the KAS.

Performance Indicators and Judicial Evaluation In Lebanon

A Dialogue Between the Judicial Superior Council and the Consultative Committees

The conference was organised with the support of the KAS (Regional Rule of Law program, Beirut).

Democratic Transitions and Constitutional Processes

Arabic and International Experiences Today in Comparative Perspective

In cooperation with the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the KAS organised a conference about democratic transitions and constitutional processes from a comparative perspective.

The New Constitutions in the Arab World: Consensus between Islam and Modernity

The new Tunisian constitution has just turned one month old: this was the occasion to organise a two-day colloquium in Tunis that analysed the new constitutions of the Arab world in a comparative perspective. Just under 170 participants followed the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Research Institute for International Law, International Jurisdiction and Comparative Constitutional Law of the University of Tunis.

Constitution et contre-pouvoirs

konstitutionelle, politische und zivilgesellschaftliche „Gegenkräfte“ in politischen Systemen

In Kooperation mit der Université de Carthage veranstaltet die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, am 19. und 20. Februar 2015, eine internationale Fachkonferenz zum Thema "Constitution et contre-pouvoirs" in Tunis

Feierliche Büroeröffnung

Neues Rechtsstaatsprogramm Naher Osten/Nordafrika

Der Vorsitzende der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und frühere Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MdEP, hat das Regionale Rechtsstaatsprogramm Naher Osten / Nordafrika und gleichzeitig das neue Auslandsbüro Libanon der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Beirut feierlich eröffnet.

Pöttering trifft libanesischen Präsidenten Sleiman

Der Vorsitzende der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und ehemalige Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, ist in Beirut mit dem Präsidenten Libanons, General Michel Sleiman, zusammengetroffen. Im Mittelpunkt des Gesprächs standen die aktuellen Herausforderungen für den Libanon nicht zuletzt durch den Bürgerkrieg in Syrien. „Mit mehreren einhunderttausend Flüchtlingen benötigt das Land dringend unsere Unterstützung“, so Pöttering.