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Expert conference

Reinforcing Protection and Rule of Law for Migrants and Victims of Human Trafficking in Lebanon

Follow-up conference on Protection of Migrant Workers in the Middle East Region

In cooperation with the Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center (CLMC), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung presents a conference on reinforcing protection and rule of law for migrants and victims of trafficking in Lebanon and the region.

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Court Administration & the Independence of the Judiciary

The German court and judicial administration as a role model?

Seminar on Court Administration & the Independence of the Judiciary co-organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Lebanese Judicial Superior Council

Expert conference

Constitutional Oversight und the Rule of Law in Arab countries

Sharing of Experiences, Assessment, and Prospects for Tomorrow

Conference held by the Lebanese Constitutional Council in cooperation with the Union of Arab Constitutional Courts and Councils (UACCC) and the Regional Rule of Law Programme of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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Arab countries in transition

Gender rights and constitutional reform

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

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Education and human rights culture at Arab universities today

Current situation and future perspectives

In collaboration with the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is organizing a regional conference on June 20-21, 2015 in Beirut to discuss human rights education at Arab universities.

Expert conference

Project for the creation of an international constitutional court

Prerequisites for sustainability

The conference on the 'Project for the creation of an international constitutional court: prerequisites for sustainability'will be taking place with support of the KAS (Regional Rule of Law Program, Beirut).

Expert conference

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

Legal, Political and Economic Perspectives

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organizes a conference on the internal political split between Hamas and Fatah and its consequences on the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.

Seminar

Performance Indicators and Judicial Evaluation In Lebanon

A Dialogue Between the Judicial Superior Council and the Consultative Committees

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

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New constitutions in the Arab world: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt

International colloquium

The conference on the subject of "New Constitutions in the Arab World: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt" was organised with the support of the KAS(Regional Rule of Law program, Beirut).

Seminar

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 organises a conference about democratic transitions and constitutional processes from a comparative perspective.

Radio Program the "The Constitution for All"

Moderated by Dr. Marie Ghantous

In October 2020 the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa has launched its new weekly radio program “The Constitution for All” which airs each Thursday live on Radio Liban. Hosted by Dr. Marie Ghantous, law professor and legal expert, the program receives renowned constitutional experts to provide entertaining insights on constitutional topics and developments, answering questions and comments received from the audience over the Phone, WhatsApp and Social Media!

Judicial Training in the MENA Region

Fundamental Principles and Practical Training for Judges

In cooperation with the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized the second conference on “Judicial Training in the MENA Region - Fundamental Principles and Practical Training for Judges - Regional and International Perspectives”. The workshop held in Kuwait City on December 3 and 4, 2019 focused on the significant role that the judicial training institutes play in the performance development of the judges and prosecutors in-service by providing continuous education and training programs.

Constitutional Dialogue 2019

Decision-Making Processes in Constitutional Courts and Councils

With the worldwide development and consolidation of constitutional review procedures, constitutional courts and councils 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 that at the same time remain within the societal consensus and do not reflect any prior bias.

Administrative Court Judges from the MENA Region in Munich

Public Relations and the Accessibility of Court Decisions

From the 10th to the 14th of November 2019, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East/ North Africa has organised a peer-to-peer study program for administrative judges from the MENA region in Munich, Germany. In the course of the 5-day program the delegation, consisting of 8 administrative judges from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and Kuwait, gained a deeper insight into the role and functioning of the German administrative judiciary as well as into the practical significance, procedures and every-day implementation of their work. During the program the participants had the possibility to attend several round tables and oral court hearings at the administrative court of Munich, the High Administrative Court of Bavaria, the Bavarian State Chancellery as well as the Bavarian Constitutional Court. Special emphasis was set on press services and the internal and external accessibility of judicial decisions.

Constitutional Control and the Rule of Law in the Middle East and North Africa

Presentation and Discussion of Findings (2017-2019)

Political stability, sustainable economic development, and the creation of opportunities for younger generations in North Africa and the Middle East are crucial for the future of Europe. Eight years after the Arab Spring, many parts of the region are still struggling with the consequences of armed conflict, an imbalance of power in favor of the executive, and challenges to the rule of law. At the same time, several countries have undertaken significant reforms. Initiatives to improve institutional structures and procedures are abundant. What does German and European foreign policy and development cooperation need to be aware of, and what can be done in order to foster the rule of law, efficient administration and a level of freedom that allows for investments, innovations and social peace in the region?

The Introduction of Ex-Post Constitutional Review Procedures

Developments, Challenges and Application Perspectives in Morocco

In March 2018, the Moroccan Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional the draft organic law 18-65 on the Specific Judicial Review of Statues. This organic law shall specify the the 2011 Constitution, which introduced for the first time in the constitutional history of Morocco, a mechanism that allows any litigant to invoke the unconstitutionality of a law during a trial. The Council of Minister has presented in April 2019 a revised version to the Moroccan parliament for review.

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 organized an international symposium on recent developments, challenges and reform trends regarding constitutional control in the MENA region, that brought together the results of a series of expert meetings which 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 was held from 15th to 17th April 2019, in Beirut, Lebanon.

The New Competences of the Administrative Judge

Local Authorities and the Powers of Administrative Courts

At the occasion of the first anniversary of the regional first instance administrative chamber courts in Tunisia, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Administrative Tribunal of Tunisia organized a two-day workshop, on April 1 and 2, 2019. The workshop held in Hammamet, Tunisia, focused on the newly regulated “local authorities and the powers of the administrative court”.

Impartiality of Judges and Social Media

Approaches, Regulations and Results

The impartiality of judges is among the fundamental principles of the rule of law and serves as a cornerstone for the public’s trust in the judiciary. While the emergence of social media may not have fundamentally changed the relation of judges, media and its impact on judicial impartiality, it certainly reached a new dimension.

Consitutional Dialogue 2018

High Courts and Councils, Data-base Development and Accessibility to Court Decisions

The Rule of Law Programme Middle East/North Africa organized the yearly Constitutional Dialogue held on December 17th in Beirut. The expert meeting focused on “High Courts and Councils, Data-base Development and Accessibility to Court Decisions” and gathered justices of high judicial courts and councils and representatives of related institutions from the MENA region to discuss the status quo, challenges and possibilities of reform related to the internal and external accessibility of court decisions.