Events

Workshop

Implementation of the procedure of judges' assessment for Lebanese courts

On the 23rd and 24th of November 2017, the Lebanese Higher Judicial Council, with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Rule of Law Program Middle East/North Africa), is organizing a workshop to establish a procedure of judges' assessment.

Discussion

Constitution and State Building in Lebanon from 1920 to 2020

On the 17th of November 2017, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa) and the Notre Dame University are organizing a roundtable-discussion on "Constitution and State Building in Lebanon 1920-2020."

Workshop

Mapping Constitutional Control in the MENA region

Nomination and Appointment of Justices to Constitutional Courts and Councils – Impact, Controversies and Reforms
The regional Rule of Law Program Middle East / North Africa of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in cooperation with the Arab Association of Constitutional Law, organizes a two-day roundtable meeting in Beirut on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017.

Workshop

Verfassungskontrolle in der MENA Region

Ernennungsverfahren von Richtern an Verfassungsgerichten
Am 21. und 22. Oktober 2017 organisiert das Rechtsstaatsprogramm Nahost & Nordafrika der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Zusammenarbeit mit der Arab Association of Constitutional Law einen zweitägigen Experten-Workshop in Beirut.

Workshop

Control of the administrative authorities by independent supervisory bodies

Before the end of the year, 12 new administrative courts (first-instance chamber courts) will be established across Tunisia. This will deconcentrate administrative justice and make it easier for citizens outside Tunis to access.

Workshop

Die Kontrolle der Verwaltungsbehörden durch unabhängige Kontrollinstanzen

Noch vor Jahresende werden in Tunesien 12 neue Verwaltungsgerichte (erstinstanzliche Kammergerichte) in den Regionen eingerichtet. Damit wird die Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit dekonzentriert und für die Bürger einfacher erreichbar.

Workshop

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

Two-Day Workshop
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Rule of law Program for the Middle East/North Africa organizes with the Lebanese Center for International Studies and the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Notre Dame University a two-day workshop.

Symposium

International Mechanisms for Protecting Human Rights

A symposium on 'International mechanisms for protecting Human Rights and their efficiency' is organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in collaboration with the Lebanese Bar Association and the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace.

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.

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

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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