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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

Preventing Youth Radicalization

Seminar
With the aim of contributing to further high-level discussions on countering youth radicalization and as a follow-up to its previous conference on “Innovative Ways to Deal with Violent Extremism”, La Maison du Futur in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, organized this seminar, in order to provide a framework for countering the radicalization of at-risk youth populations across regional and global communities and explore new ways for preventing this new trend.

Event Reports

Transparency and Accountability

On the 18th of November 2016, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Maison du Futur (MdF) and Transparency International (TI) conducted a seminar on transparency and accountability. The well attended seminar in Bickfaya, Mount-Lebanon, covered the topic of “Transparency and Accountability” on theoretical and practical levels, drew attention on comparative assessments determining best practices in the context of Lebanon and provided analysis of case studies.

Event Reports

Verfassungsrechtler aus dem Nahen Osten und Nordafrika zu Besuch bei deutschen und europäischen Rechtsinstitutionen

Eine Gruppe Verfassungsgerichtspräsidenten und Verfassungsrechtler besuchten vom 13. - 19. November 2016 München, Straßburg, Karlsruhe und Berlin. Sie konnten rechtsstaatliche Strukturen im deutschen und europäischen Raum kennenlernen und Fragen zum Menschenrechtsschutz diskutieren.

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Mechanisms of legislation and the implementation of international conventions into Lebanese law.

In cooperation with the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace, the KAS Rule of Law Programme organized a workshop on “Mechanisms of legislation and the implementation of international conventions into Lebanese law”.

Event Reports

Enhancing the Role and Participation of Women in the Public Sphere

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) and the Local Development Office at the Baalbeck-Hermel Governor’s office (LDO) organized a series of workshops and seminars to empower 80 women in 4 of the largest neighborhoods of Baalbeck city with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for participation in the decision making process at the local level, be it voting or candidacy.

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The Gender-Citizenship Nexus: Lebanese Family Status Law and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Lebanon, in partnership with Notre Dame University’s Chair of Religious, Cultural and Philosophical Studies and the Father and Sons for Citizenship (NGO), organized a panel discussion on “The Gender-Citizenship Nexus: Lebanese Family Status Law and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism”.

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Building Bridges between Migrants and Lebanese to Combat Human Trafficking

Working towards the enhancement of protection for migrant workers and victims of human trafficking in Lebanon

Event Reports

The Controversy of Civil Marriage in Lebanon

In partnership with the Lebanese University, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Lebanon has organized a public conference and a discussion session with the students of the Lebanese University on the topic of civil marriage in Lebanon.

Event Reports

At the source of the refugee flows

by Benjamin Gaul

Lage.Bericht//Middle East
The first episode of our new report series “Lage.Bericht“ shows how precarious the situation for the local people is, but that there is still reason for hope.

Event Reports

"Humanitäre Katastrophe im Libanon und im Nahen Osten: Lösung liegt in Syrien"

by Malte Gaier

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.
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