Events

Workshop

Kommunalwahlen: Frauenbeteiligung an Stadtverwaltungsräten in Baalbek

Drei Frauen kandidieren für die Kommunalwahlen 2016, nachdem sie am Workshop „Frauenbeteiligung an Stadtverwaltungsräten in der Baalbek Region“ der Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) und der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung teilnahmen.

Workshop

Municipality Elections: “Promoting Women’s Role in Political Participation in Baalbek”

Women in Baalbek move towards running for Municipal
Three women decided to run for Municipality Elections after participating in the project “Promoting Women’s Role in Political Participation in Baalbek” by the Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Expert conference

Proposal for reform of the Lebanese Constitutional Council

On 6th of May 2016, a congress on the reform of the Lebanese Constitutional Council took place in Beirut, organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Lebanon.

Expert conference

Arab constitutional courts in the light of regional changes

Presidents of the constitutional courts of thirteen countries discuss reforms
From 28th to 29th of February, a congress organized by the Konrad Adenauer foundation took place in Jordan. The high-ranking participants discussed about reforms and challenges of Arab constitutional courts in light of regional changes.

Symposium

Herausforderungen und Reform der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in der arabischen Welt

13 arabische Länder diskutieren die Zukunft der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in der arabischen Welt
Am 28./29. Februar 2016 organisiert die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in Partnerschaft mit dem jordanischen Verfassungsgericht und der Union der arabischen Verfassungsgerichte und -räte, eine regionale Fachkonferenz.

Exhibition

Ganz nah aber weit genug

Flüchtlinge im Libanon
Trailer zur gleichnamigen Fotoausstellung, die ein Kooperationsprojekt des KAS-Auslandsbüros Libanon mit der Journalistischen Nachwuchsförderung (JONA) der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ist.

Workshop

Legal Drafting

Good practices between the Lebanese and European perspectives
Under the Patronage of the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Mr. Nabih Berri, the EU-funded project "Support to Parliamentary Development in Lebanon" organised, in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, a workshop on Legal Drafting.

Book presentation

Which President for Lebanon?

A Panel Discussion on the Lebanese Presidential Elections
On Friday 18 December 2015, KAS is organising a panel discussion to review and discuss the recently published essay of political consultant Rabih El Chaer on the Lebanese Presidency of the Republic. The event is hosted by the Beirut Bar Association.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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”.

Event Reports

Developing the Organization of Administrative Judiciary in Lebanon

Concepts and Options
On 14th September 2018 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa, in cooperation with Legal Agenda, held a workshop concerning "Concepts and Options to Develop the Organization of Administrative Judiciary in Lebanon".

Event Reports

Constitutional Review of Elections and Electoral Disputes in the MENA Region

Mapping Consitutional Control in the MENA Region
On April 10th and 11th, 2018 the Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a workshop titled “Constitutional Review of Elections and Electoral Disputes in the MENA Region” as part of a series of in-depth expert-meetings on constitutional control in the MENA region. Under the auspices of the Constitutional Court of Kuwait, judges and legal experts from more than seven countries gathered to examine existing procedures for the review of elections and electoral disputes, their application and effects.

Event Reports

Constitutional Dialogue on the topic "Citizen Fundamental Rights"

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the “Lebanese Constitutional Dialogue“ hosted the third panel discussion, this time on issues of the protection of fundamental rights, at the premises of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Beirut. Theory and reality of the Lebanese Constitution, its relevance to the rule of law and the individual citizen – these are cross-cutting points of reference for the topics chosen by the participants to be discussed together with of experts in the field.

Event Reports

Award by the Constitutional Council of the Lebanese Republic for successful cooperation

The Head of the Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa Mr. Peter Rimmele has been honoured for the merits of promoting the rule of law through cooperation with the Lebanese Constitutional Council
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