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Lebanese Constitutional Court Visit

Within the ongoing Scholarship Program for Outstanding Young Talents

On the 10th of February 2022, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa presided by its director Mr. Philipp Bremer, alongside eight law students, made a visit to the Lebanese constitutional council.

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President of the Constitutional Council Judge Tannous Mechleb welcomed the attendees and tackled many key topics along with Judge Dr. Mireille Najm-Checrallah, herself the only female member of the Constitutional Council.

 

The key topics that were discussed during the visit were the following:

  • The creation of the Lebanese constitutional court.
  • The requirements needed to apply for a membership on the council and the procedure of appointment.
  • The jurisdiction of the council over electoral disputes and over constitutionality review.
  • The importance of the Council as an independent judicial body.
  • The role of the council in the protection of fundamental rights.
  • The importance of the council’s decisions.
  • The different methods of appointing constitutional court members.
  • The challenges faced financially by the court and its impact on their autonomy.

 

The visit ended with a tour of the constitutional council premises.

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paul.saadeh@kas.de +961 1 385 094 | +961 1 395 094

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