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Online-Seminar

The Impact of Legal and Social Frameworks on Women’s Political Participation in Lebanon

In cooperation with Seeds for Legal Initiatives

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stifung, in cooperation with Seeds for Legal Initiative is hosting an online discussion on “The Impact of Legal and Social Frameworks on Women’s Political Participation in Lebanon: Challenges, Good Practices and Reform Perspectives”.

Online-Seminar

International Conference on Independent Regulatory Agencies

In partnership with the United Arab Emirates University - College of Law, the International Association of Constitutional Law and the the Arab Association of Constitutional Law

the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is holding an international conference on the topic “Independent Regulatory Agencies and Administrative Governance in Arab Countries - Regional and International Perspectives” taking place on 8-9 December 2020.

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.

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.

At the source of the refugee flows

Lage.Bericht//Middle East

The first episode of our new report series “Lage.Bericht“ shows how precarious the situation for the local people is, but that there is still reason for hope.

"Humanitäre Katastrophe im Libanon und im Nahen Osten: Lösung liegt in Syrien"

Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung sprach Fuad Siniora, ehemaliger Premierminister des Libanon und derzeit stellvertretender Vorsitzender der Partei Future Movement, in der KAS-Akademie zur politischen Lage im Libanon und den aktuellen Herausforderungen, mit denen sich der das Hauptaufnahmeland von Flüchtlingen im Schatten des Syrienkriegs konfrontiert sieht.

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.

Deutschlandseminar für Nachwuchskräfte aus den Ländern der arabischen Welt

Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung war in der letzten Woche eine Delegation von Nachwuchskräfte aus den Ländern der arabischen Welt (Libanon, Jordanien, Palästina, Autonome Region Kurdistan, Bahrain, Tunesien, Oman und Ägypten) zu Gast in Berlin, Dresden, Karlsruhe und Straßburg. Das Deutschlandseminar wurde vom Team Inlandsprogramme organisiert und wurde von Herrn Peter Rimmele, Leiter des Auslandsbüros Libanon und des Rechtsstaatsprogramms Naher Osten/Nordafrika der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, begleitet.

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.