Events

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.

Workshop

The New Competences of the Administrative Judge

Workshop on the legal framework of local authorities and the powers of the administrative court

Workshop

Remuneration of Court Appointed Experts and Clerks´ Travel Expenses

On the 12 and 13 November 2018, the Rule of Law Program Middle East/North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organizes in collaboration with the Lebanese Supreme Judicial Council a workshop on “Remuneration of Court Appointed Experts and Clerks´ Travel Expenses” in Beirut, Lebanon.

Workshop

Role and Impact of Constitutional Courts in Relation to other High Courts (Mapping V)

The Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Arab Association for Constitutional Law (AACL), announces the upcoming fifth workshop in a series entitled “Mapping Constitutional Control in the MENA region” on the role of Constitutional Courts in relation to other High Courts. The workshop will be held on the 8th and the 9th of November 2018 in Amman, Jordan.

Workshop

Application of International Law in the Domestic Legal Order: Control of Treaties’ Constitutionality

From 25th to 27th October, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung conduct in cooperation with the Lebanese Centre for International Studies (LCIS) a workshop on the unconstitutionality of treaties.

Workshop

Conference of Judicial Training Institutes from the MENA region

The Rule of Law Programme KAS in cooperation with the LFPCP conducts a regional conference of judicial training institutes in order to enable the exchange of expertise and therefore enhance the quality of judicial trainings in the MENA region.

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

Concepts and Options to Develop the Organization of Administrative Judiciary in Lebanon

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

Concepts and Options to Develop the Organization of Administrative Judiciary in Lebanon

Verwaltungsrichter, Anwälte für öffentliches Recht und Gerichtspräsidenten mehrerer Länder trafen sich am 14. September 2018 in Beirut zu einem gemeinsamen Workshop zum Thema „Concepts and Options to Develop the Organization of Administrative Judi-ciary in Lebanon“, durchgeführt vom Rechtsstaatsprogramm Naher Osten / Nordafrika der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und Legal Agenda, einer libanesische NGO.

Event Reports

Constitutional Review of Elections and Electoral Disputes 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.

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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

Event Reports

The Principle of Subsidiarity in the Satute of the Arab Court for Human Rights

Workshop
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Rule of law Program for the Middle East/North Africa organized with the Lebanese Center for International Studies and the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Notre Dame University a two-day workshop on the Principle of Subsidiarity in the Statute of the Arab Court for Human Rights. The two-day workshop was addressed to Human Rights legal experts and analyzed the interpretation of Article 18 of the Statute of the Arab Court for Human Rights in the light of the jurisprudence and case law of existing international courts and bodies.

Event Reports

International Mechanisms for Protecting Human Rights

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Lebanese Bar Association, and the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace held their symposium on "International Mechanisms for protecting human rights and their efficiency" on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, which was celebrated on December 10th last Saturday, as commemoration of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which was celebrated this year for the 68th time.
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