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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.

Workshop

The New Competences of the Administrative Judge

Workshop on the legal framework of local authorities and the powers of the administrative court

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.

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.

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.

Lebanese Constitutional Law

An Introduction: Case Studies from Lebanon and Germany

In cooperation with the Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU), the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation organized a seminar on "Lebanese Constitutional Law - Case Studies from Lebanon and Germany".

Radical Militant Groups and the Rule of Law in the Middle East

The conference brought together experts from the Middle East and Europe to discuss the state of the Rule of Law in the Middle East and how it has been affected by the emergence and recent growth of radical militant groups in the region.

Constitution et contre-pouvoirs

counterpowers of civil society in political systems

In cooperation with the University of Carthage, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung holds a conference titled "Constitution et contre-pouvoirs".

TOWARDS A RULE OF LAW CULTURE

EXPLORING RESPONSES TO COURT ADMINISTRATION CHALLENGES

In cooperation with the Lebanese Judicial Superior Council, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a 2-day seminar on court administration and its role in the Lebanese judiciary system.

Constitutional Jurisdiction And Rule Of Law In Arab Countries

International Conference with Leading Representatives of Counstitutional Courts and Councils in the MENA Region

KAS Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa in cooperation with the Lebanese Constitutional Council hosted an international conference from 14th - 15th November 2014 on the topic of constitutional jurisdiction and rule of law In Arab countries taking into account the latest developments in the region.

Education and human rights culture at Arab universities today

Current situation and future perspectives

Assessing and improving basic human rights education at Arab Law faculties.