Events

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.

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.

Arab countries in transition

Gender rights and constitutional reform

This conference was organised by the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the Danish Center for Research and Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity (KVINFO) and took place with the support of the KAS.

Performance Indicators and Judicial Evaluation In Lebanon

A Dialogue Between the Judicial Superior Council and the Consultative Committees

The conference was organised with the support of the KAS (Regional Rule of Law program, Beirut).

Democratic Transitions and Constitutional Processes

Arabic and International Experiences Today in Comparative Perspective

In cooperation with the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the KAS organised a conference about democratic transitions and constitutional processes from a comparative perspective.

Opening of New Office Premises

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has inaugurated its new premises with a discussion on ‘The Independence of the Judiciary’

On the occasion of the inauguration of the new office premises of its Beirut office and the regional Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) has organised a lecture entitled ‘The Independence of the Judiciary’.

The New Constitutions in the Arab World: Consensus between Islam and Modernity

The new Tunisian constitution has just turned one month old: this was the occasion to organise a two-day colloquium in Tunis that analysed the new constitutions of the Arab world in a comparative perspective. Just under 170 participants followed the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Research Institute for International Law, International Jurisdiction and Comparative Constitutional Law of the University of Tunis.

"Brot, Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit"

Dr. Andreas Jacobs über Ägyptens Perspektiven nach dem Arabischen Frühling

Zum Thema „Wohin steuert Ägypten? – Perspektiven nach der Arabellion“ sprach Dr. Andreas Jacobs, KAS-Auslandsmitarbeiter in Ägypten von 2007 bis 2012, beim Bückeburger Mittagsgespräch vor rund 150 Gästen.

"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.

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