Expert conference

Arab constitutional courts in the light of regional changes

Presidents of the constitutional courts of thirteen countries discuss reforms
From 28th to 29th of February, a congress organized by the Konrad Adenauer foundation took place in Jordan. The high-ranking participants discussed about reforms and challenges of Arab constitutional courts in light of regional changes.


Herausforderungen und Reform der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in der arabischen Welt

13 arabische Länder diskutieren die Zukunft der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in der arabischen Welt
Am 28./29. Februar 2016 organisiert die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in Partnerschaft mit dem jordanischen Verfassungsgericht und der Union der arabischen Verfassungsgerichte und -räte, eine regionale Fachkonferenz.


Ganz nah aber weit genug

Flüchtlinge im Libanon
Trailer zur gleichnamigen Fotoausstellung, die ein Kooperationsprojekt des KAS-Auslandsbüros Libanon mit der Journalistischen Nachwuchsförderung (JONA) der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ist.


Legal Drafting

Good practices between the Lebanese and European perspectives
Under the Patronage of the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Mr. Nabih Berri, the EU-funded project "Support to Parliamentary Development in Lebanon" organised, in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, a workshop on Legal Drafting.

Book presentation

Which President for Lebanon?

A Panel Discussion on the Lebanese Presidential Elections
On Friday 18 December 2015, KAS is organising a panel discussion to review and discuss the recently published essay of political consultant Rabih El Chaer on the Lebanese Presidency of the Republic. The event is hosted by the Beirut Bar Association.


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

In partnership with Notre Dame University's Chair of Religious, Cultural and Philosophical Studies, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is holding a panel discussion about the Family Status Law in light of the legal pluralism in Lebanon.


Building Bridges Between Migrants and Lebanese to Fight Trafficking

On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Caritas Lebanon Migrants Center are organizing a public event for the launching of the book and animation clips on migrant workers and victims of human trafficking.


Promoting Women’s Participation in Baalbeck

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is working to increase the political participation of women at the local/municipal level.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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.

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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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