Seminar

Administrative Jurisdiction

Justice at the Heart of Good Governance

On 15th of July 2020 the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa, in cooperation with the Observatory for Public Service and Good Governance of the University Saint-Joseph (USJ), will host an online seminar on the Lebanese Administrative Judiciary. Under the topic “Administrative Jurisdiction – Justice at the Heart of Good Governance” students and the general public will have the possibility discuss with experts from the legal and political sphere current about challenges and reform perspectives for Lebanon.

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The administrative judiciary in Lebanon is facing several challenges which potentially threaten an efficient and independent administration of justice. These challenges result from a series of procedural and organizational aspects such as the appointment of judges, their remuneration, disciplinary procedures, and general issues relating to political interference, sectarianism and gender balance. Against this background, the claim for an independent judiciary, guaranteeing a fair trial, emerged as one of the main demands within civil society during the political upheaval initiated on 17 October 2020 in Lebanon.

Taking up this issue, the Rule of Law Programme for the Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in cooperation with the Observatory for Public Service and Good Governance of the University Saint-Joseph (USJ), is organizing online seminar on the “Administrative Jurisdiction - Justice at the Heart of Good Governance” providing a platform for the Lebanese public to exchange and learn more about the importance and functioning of the Lebanese administrative judiciary. In addition, challenges and current reform proposals formulated amongst the Lebanese civil society will be discussed in order to foster awareness and an informed debate among the society. 

Here you will find the program for download: Programme_Administrative Jurisdiction.pdf

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Speakers

  • Pascal Monin
    • Directeur de l’Observatoire de la fonction publique et de la bonne gouvernance à l´Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
  • Malte Gaier
    • Directeur du Programme d’État de Droit pour le Moyen- Orient et l’Afrique du Nord de Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • Lara Karam Boustany
    • Professeure de droit public (USJ)
  • Nadi Abi Rached
    • Maître de conférences (USJ) et Avocat au barreau de Beyrouth
  • Mireille Najm-Checrallah
    • Avocate et Chargée d’enseignement en droit constitutionnel (USJ)
  • Nizar Saghieh
    • Avocat
    • Co-fondateur et Directeur de «The Legal Agenda»
  • Ziyad Baroud
    • Ancien Ministre de l’Intérieur et des Municipalités – Liban
    • Chargé d’enseignement (USJ)
Contact

Anja Katrin Finke

Anja

Project Manager

anjakatrin.finke@kas.de +961 1 385 094 | +961 1 395 094