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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.

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".

Constitution et contre-pouvoirs

konstitutionelle, politische und zivilgesellschaftliche „Gegenkräfte“ in politischen Systemen

In Kooperation mit der Université de Carthage veranstaltet die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, am 19. und 20. Februar 2015, eine internationale Fachkonferenz zum Thema "Constitution et contre-pouvoirs" in Tunis

Verfassung und „Gegenmächte“ in der Demokratie

Fachkonferenz der KAS in Tunis

„Eine ewige Erfahrung lehrt, dass jeder Mensch, der Macht hat, dazu getrieben wird, sie zu missbrauchen. Er geht immer weiter, bis er an Grenzen stößt.“ Montesquieus Aphorismus, den der Dekan der Juristischen Fakultät der Universität Karthago Prof. Lotfy Chedly in seinem Grußwort anführte, wirft eine für Demokratien zentrale Frage auf: Wie kann politische Macht kontrolliert und ausbalanciert werden?

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.

Verfassungsjuristen aus dem Nahen Osten zu Besuch

Inlandsprogramme der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hielten sich vom 12. bis 18. Oktober Verfassungsjuristen aus dem Nahen Osten in München und Berlin auf, um sich über die deutsche Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit und ihren politischen und gesellschaftlichen Kontext zu informieren. Das Programm wurde vom Team Inlandsprogramme organisiert und die Delegation von Frau Hana Nasser, Mitarbeiterin des regionalen Rechtsstaatsprogramms Naher Osten und Nordafrika, begleitet.

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.

Impact of the Internal Political Split on the Rule of Law in Palestine

Legal, Political and Economic Perspectives

Conference on the internal political split between Hamas and Fatah and its consequences on the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.