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Online-Seminar

Media, the Judiciary and Good Governance – A Complex Balancing Act

in collaboration with

On 25 November 2020, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa, in cooperation with the Observatoire de la Fonction Publique et de la Bonne Gouvernance of the University of Saint-Joseph, is organising a public online debate on the topic "Media, Justice and Good Governance".

Live stream

Constitution for All

الدستور للجميع

The Rule of Law Programme Middle East/North Africa launches with الدستور للجميع - “Constitution for All” a weekly radio program on Radio Liban. Starting on October 8, the program will shed light onto general concepts of constitutional law and explore current constitutional developments in Lebanon.

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.

Workshop

Judicial Training in the MENA Region

Fundamental Principles and Practical Training for Judges

Following to the preceding conference on “Judicial Training in the MENA Region” organized in September 2018 in Beirut, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies is organizing a two-day workshop, on December 3 and 4, 2019. This year’s focus will be on “Judicial Training in the MENA Region - Fundamental Principles and Practical Training for Judges”. The workshop, that will be held in Kuwait City, aims to set the ground to develop a joint judicial culture based on mutual trust between training institutes to debate significant aspects of judicial education. It will also serve as a platform to discuss modern methods in developing judges and to benefit from the best practices.

Forum

Consitutional Dialogue 2019

Decision-Making Processes in Constitutional Courts and Councils

With the worldwide development and consolidation of constitutional review procedures, constitutional courts are increasingly confronted with highly political and controversial questions. In this regard, the quality of judicial decision-making processes plays an important role in preventing political polarization and rendering decisions in accordance to the constitution.

Study and Information Program

Administrative Court Judges from the MENA Region in Munich

Judicial transparency and public trust in judicial institutions are fundamental to a well-functioning and efficient judiciary in a rule-of-law based state. The judiciary can itself play a key role in building transparency and public trust in the judicial system, among others, by fostering a broad access to court decisions but also by engaging in proactive public relations. In this light, The Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa is organizing from 10 to 14 November 2019 a 5-day peer-to-peer study program for administrative court judges from the MENA region to the Administrative Court of Munich, the Bavarian High Administrative Court and other relevant judicial institutions in Germany. The aim is to provide a platform of exchange of expertise and a practical insight into the administrative judiciary in Germany.

Discussion

Constitutional Control and the Rule of Law in the MENA Region

Presentation and Discussion of Findings (2017-2019)

The Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is presenting the findings of the workshop series “Mapping Constitutional Control in the MENA Region”, held with selected partners from 2017 – 2019. Five participants of the workshop series were selected to present discuss their contributions at a political roundtable at Allianz Forum Berlin on September 24th and the 2019 LDRN (Law and Development Research Network) Conference at Humboldt-University of Berlin from September 25th – 27th.

Expert conference

Parliamentary Research Services

Strengthening the Legislature by Professional and Independent Research and Analysis

Parliamentary work is at the foundation of every well-functioning democracy, professional and independent research and services to parliamentarians have gained increasing importance over the past decades. The Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa in cooperation with the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the Parliament of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and backed by the General Secretariat of The Arab Parliamentary Union are organizing a conference on “Parliamentary Research Services – Strengthening the Legislature by Professional and Independent Research and Analysis” taking place in Amman - Jordan on July 2 and 3, 2019.

Expert conference

The Introduction of Ex-Post Constitutional Review Procedures

Developments, Challenges and Application Perspectives in Morocco

In recent years, several institutions charged with constitutional review in the countries of the MENA region have been established for the first time or reformed by the attribution of new procedures. On 13 June 2019, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East/North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer- Stiftung, in partnership with the Agence Judiciaire du Royaume du Maroc, holds an international expert meeting in Rabat, on the introduction of ex-post constitutional review procedures in the MENA region and their application perspectives in Morocco.

Symposium

Mapping Constitutional Control in the MENA Region

Recent Developments, Challenges and Reform Trends

The Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung announces the upcoming international symposium on Mapping Constitutional Control in the MENA Region, that brings together the results of a series of expert meetings that the regional Rule of Law Programme together with the Arab Association for Constitutional Law has carried out over the course of the last two years. The symposium will be held from 15th to 17th April 2019, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Procedures for the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Challenges and Trends - Comparative Arab and International Perspectives

From 22 to 23 March, 2018, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized in cooperation with the Constitutional Council of Lebanon a workshop on “Procedures for the Protection of Fundamental Rights: Challenges and Trends - Comparative Arab and International Perspectives”. On this occasion, constitutional judges and legal experts from the MENA region gathered in Beirut to provide a comparative analysis on the development, challenges and effectiveness of constitutional review procedures in selected countries of the MENA region.

Constitutional Dialogue on the topic "Citizen Fundamental Rights"

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the “Lebanese Constitutional Dialogue“ hosted the third panel discussion, this time on issues of the protection of fundamental rights, at the premises of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Beirut. Theory and reality of the Lebanese Constitution, its relevance to the rule of law and the individual citizen – these are cross-cutting points of reference for the topics chosen by the participants to be discussed together with of experts in the field.

Award by the Constitutional Council of the Lebanese Republic for successful cooperation

The Head of the Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa Mr. Peter Rimmele has been honoured for the merits of promoting the rule of law through cooperation with the Lebanese Constitutional Council

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

Workshop

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

Seminar

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”.