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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

Education and human rights culture at Arab universities today

Current situation and future perspectives
Assessing and improving basic human rights education at Arab Law faculties.

Event Reports

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

Legal, Political and Economic Perspectives
Conference on the internal political split between Hamas and Fatah and its consequences on the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.

Event Reports

Arab countries in transition

Gender rights and constitutional reform
This conference was organised by the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the Danish Center for Research and Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity (KVINFO) and took place with the support of the KAS.

Event Reports

KAS begleitet Initiative für Internationalen Verfassungsgerichtshof

by Hardy Ostry, Peter Rimmele

Tunesischer Staatspräsident würdigt Stiftungsengagement
Die Verabschiedung der neuen tunesischen Verfassung im Januar 2014 hat nicht nur in Tunesien, sondern weit über die Region hinaus die Diskussionen um den Stellenwert von Verfassungen und Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in den Fokus der internationalen Aufmerksamkeit gerückt.

Event Reports

Performance Indicators and Judicial Evaluation In Lebanon

A Dialogue Between the Judicial Superior Council and the Consultative Committees
The conference was organised with the support of the KAS (Regional Rule of Law program, Beirut).

Event Reports

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

Event Reports

Opening of New Office Premises

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has inaugurated its new premises with a discussion on ‘The Independence of the Judiciary’
On the occasion of the inauguration of the new office premises of its Beirut office and the regional Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) has organised a lecture entitled ‘The Independence of the Judiciary’.

Event Reports

The New Constitutions in the Arab World: Consensus between Islam and Modernity

The new Tunisian constitution has just turned one month old: this was the occasion to organise a two-day colloquium in Tunis that analysed the new constitutions of the Arab world in a comparative perspective. Just under 170 participants followed the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Research Institute for International Law, International Jurisdiction and Comparative Constitutional Law of the University of Tunis.

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Weltbank und Rechtsstaatsarbeit

by Peter Girke

Innovative und praxisorientierte Ansätze auf der Law, Justice and Development Week
Wie bereits im Vorjahr fand auch 2013 die internationale Law, Justice and Development Week (LJDW) der Weltbank in Washington wieder unter Beteiligung der KAS statt. Das weltweite Rechtsstaatsprogramm der KAS stellte dabei die Arbeit der Stiftung im Bereich der Rechtsstaatsförderung anhand eines Projektbeispiels vor, bei dem es um Änderungen der mexikanischen Verfassung im Bereich der Menschenrechte geht.

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Zweitägige „Beirut Konferenz“ erfolgreich durchgeführt

Unter dem Titel „ Towards an Economy Serving Mankind“ ist die zweitägige Beirut Konferenz unter der Schirmherrschaft des libanesischen Präsidenten General Michel Sleiman, am 25/26. März 2013 erstmals in der Hauptstadt des Libanon durchgeführt worden.
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