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Forum

The Rule of Law FORUM 2022

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in partnership with the Youssef SADER Foundation for Legal Culture

The Rule of Law FORUM aims to cover current and relevant regional legal topics. Its overall goal is to highlight and discuss current dynamics and happenings within the scope of the rule of law in the Middle East and North Africa region. The FORUM is meant to further promote the concept of the rule of law in the region all the while offering possible solutions and recommendations to tackle contemporary problems.

Seminar

Quo Vadis, Art. 62?

Understanding the legal aspects of the executive power vacuum in Lebanon

Workshop

Workshop: Strengthening the Judiciary: Main challenges and ways forward

Workshop for the heads of the Arab and European Supreme Judicial Councils, in cooperation with LFPCP and the Arab Center for Legal & Judicial Researches from the Arab League

The judicial systems in the region are under strong question and scrutiny as we witness the challenges faced by people trying to access justice, as well as the outcomes of court proceedings (e.g., the lack of enforcement of the decisions, inconsistent and even contradictory jurisprudence). These challenges increasingly weaken the public’s faith in the judiciary as a guardian of individual rights. Thus, strengthening judicial integrity by building up its (administrative) capacity of the judges should be a priority, as it is a key element to ensure fair justice and equal rights for all parties.

Discussion

Data Protection Laws in Northern Africa - Presentation of the study and panel discussion

Presentation of the study conducted by Dr. Patricia Boshe and Prof. Dr. Moritz Hennemann

Workshop

Workshop: for a new energy sector structure

Good governance and legal framework within the renewable energy sector

Since the end of the Lebanese Civil war Lebanon has been diagnosed with a chronic electricity crisis. Government have failed in using large investments to establish a sustainable infrastructure. The situation has become worse and worse with the start of the economic crisis and the events following the Beirut Blast.

Discussion

Dialogue program "Women for the Rule of Law”

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa is organizing a Dialogue Program titled "Women for the Rule of Law" from the 26th to 30th September 2022 in Berlin, Germany.

Focusing on one of our mission's goals, which is to promote and guarantee fundamental human rights throughout the Middle East and North Africa, including equality and women's rights. This program is looking to strength the women's rights and female participation in the Rule of Law and everyday politics, ensuring equal rights and advancement of women.

Expert conference

Conference: Environmental Rule of Law

Environmental Rule of Law: what does the future hold? Perspectives from the Arab States Region

At this moment in time, climate change impacts every way in which we perceive and look at the world, as well as our decision-making at ervery level. A combined understanding of environmental protection and law is crucial to ensure the respect of the environment for us and generations to come.

Workshop

Workshop: “Girls and Young Women Empowerment in the MENA Region"

The workshop aims at transferring knowledge and at training 20 young women from youth-led organizations from Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan on fundamental human rights principles and advocacy and lobbying skills, in order to them to advocate for their causes on the basis of knowledge and evidence.

Workshop

Conference: The Digitization and Future of Law

A conference on best practices on sharing and raising awareness about legal knowledge and topics in the era of digitalization

Conversation

Panel discussion: "The Constitutional Court of Jordan: Evaluating Ten Years of Service and Future Expectations"

In cooperation with the Center for Strategic Studies University of Jordan (CSS)

This panel aims to discuss the study conducted in partnership with the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan in December 2021.

Rule of Law FORUM

The first edition of the Rule of Law FORUM, the annual flagship event of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa.

On Friday and Saturday the 9th and 10th of December, 2022, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa (MENA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized its first edition of the annual flagship Rule of Law FORUM in partnership with the Youssef SADER Foundation for Legal Culture. This event took place at Lancaster Plaza Hotel, Beirut.

Quo Vadis, Article 62?

A panel discussion about the current double vacancy in the Executive in Lebanon: the presidential vacancy and the governmental vacancy.

On Tuesday, the 6th of December 2022, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa (MENA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a panel discussion on the current presidential vacuum in Lebanon as well as the current caretaker government by discussing the provisions of various constitutional articles pertaining to the matter. This event took place at Antwork, Hamra, Beirut

The Judiciary - the Most Prominent Challenges and Ways to Address them

A workshop for the heads of the Arab and European Supreme Judicial Councils

Under the auspices of His Excellency the Lebanese Prime Minister, Mr. Najib Mikati, and His Excellency the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Mr. Ahmad Aboul Gheit, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP) and the Arab Center for Legal & Judicial Researches (Arab League), organized a two-day workshop for the heads of the Arab and European Supreme Judicial Councils on the most prominent challenges facing the judiciary and ways to address them. This event took place on Thursday and Friday, the 10th and 11th of November, 2022 at the Hilton Habtoor Hotel - Beirut, Lebanon.

Launch event: Study on Data Protection Laws in Northern Africa

Presentation of the comparative study and panel discussion in collaboration with the Laboratory of Research on International Law at the University of Carthage - Tunis, Tunisia

On Friday, October 28, 2022, the study conducted on data protection laws in North Africa was launched in Tunis, followed by an expert panel discussion and a Q&A session with legal scholars and students from the Université de Carthage.

Legal framework of the Lebanese renewable energy sector and its good governance

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

On Tuesday, the 4th of October 2022, 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 one-day seminar and panel discussion on the Legal Framework of the Lebanese Renewable Energy Sector and its good governance. This event took place at Saint Joseph University, Campus of Social Sciences.

Environmental Law - what does the future hold? Perspectives from the Arab States Region

A regional workshop in collaboration with the International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) - UNESCO, Byblos, Lebanon

September 21st, 2022, KAS organized a regional workshop on Environmental Law in cooperation with the International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) - UNESCO, Byblos. This event took place at the CISH premises in Byblos, with more than 100 attendees, including legal practitioners, journalists, experts and students.

Workshop: “Girls and Young Women Empowerment in the MENA Region" - Phase 2

The KAS Rule of Law Programme (MENA) and Plan International Jordan partnered up to train girls, young women- led organizations on advocacy and lobbying skills.

The workshop aimed to transfer knowledge and train 20 young women from youth-led organizations in Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan on fundamental international human rights principles. A second phase of the project, focusing on advocacy and lobbying skills, was held in Beirut, Lebanon, from September 10-13, 2022. The target group was chosen from various MENA countries to provide them with the tools they need to advocate for their rights in their communities across the region. The training extended over three consecutive days and covered a range of topics related to the advocacy and lobbying skills.

Workshop: "Best practices in the profession of a Lawyer in the region"

Two-day workshop of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the German Federal Bar Association in Amman (Jordan).

On August 15 and 16, 2022, a workshop in cooperation of the Rule of Law Program Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the German Federal Bar Association and the Jordanian Bar Association entitled "Best practices in the profession of a Lawyer in the region" took place in Amman- Jordan.

The Digitization and Future of Law

An international legal conference in cooperation with the Lebanon Law Review in Beirut, Lebanon.

On Friday, the 12th of August 2022, the Rule of Law Program Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in cooperation with the Lebanon Law Review (LLR) organized a one-day conference entitled “the digitization and future of law”. The conference took place at the Lancaster Plaza Hotel Beirut, with the participation of more than 200 attendees including member of parliaments, experts, judges, jurists, academians, journalists and students.

Panel discussion "The Constitutional Court of Jordan: Evaluating Ten Years of Service and Future Prospects"

The panel aimed to discuss the study conducted in partnership with the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan in December 2021.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa, in partnership with the Center for Strategic Studies University of Jordan, held panel discussion titled "The Constitutional Court of Jordan: Evaluating Ten Years of Service and Future Expectations" on Tuesday, 19th of July 2022 at 12:00 P.M. in Amman, Jordan at the University of Jordan -Prince AL Hussein Bin Abdullah- School of International Studies.