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The Verfassungsblog in Beirut!

by Paul Saadeh

10 - 13th of August

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa (KAS MENA) hosted Mr. Maximilian Steinbeis, the founder and editor in chief of the “Verfassungsblog”, a renowned German Constitutional Law blog in Beirut, Lebanon, for a couple of days. During his stay, Mr. Steinbeis conducted key meetings and interviews and rounded up his stay as a panelist at our "Digitization and Future of Law" event.

During Mr. Steinbeis' stay in the country, he had the opportunity to attend a range of interesting meetings. Among others, he had a meeting with the former president of the constitutional council Dr. Issam Sleiman, a man of knowledge and expertise, to discuss the evolution of the Lebanese constitutional council, potential amendments to the council's competencies and powers, and the attempts of political interference with the separation of powers. Mr. Steinbeis visited the council's premises, where he had the chance to meet Judge Tannous Mechleb – the current president of the council alongside with the member of the council Judge Dr. Mireille Najem Chukrallah (see cover photo).

Mr. Steinbeis also visited the Lebanese Supreme Judicial Council, where he had a meeting with a prominent judge.

To know more about Mr. Steinbeis visit to Lebanon, you are kindly invited to read his weekly press release on the Verfassungsblog entitled “Esperance”.

Beside meetings, Mr. Steinbeis participated as a panelist in the international legal conference entitled “Digitization and Future of Law” that was held on Friday, 12th of August in Beirut. To read more about this event click HERE.

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