The Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
The Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is designed as a program to promote dialogue on rule of law issues within and among the countries in South East Europe. It aims to support, in a sustainable manner, the establishment and consolidation of a democratic state of the rule of the law. Program participant countries are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. In these countries, the Rule of Law Program wishes to contribute to the development and solidification of an efficient legal order and a justice system that is in accordance with the fundamental principles of the rule of law.
As such, both are core elements of a democratic system, and a prerequisite for membership in the European Union.
The Rule of Law Program South East Europe focuses on the following five areas:
- Constitutional Law (both institutional and substantive) and Constitutional Adjudication
- Procedural Law
- Independence and Integrity of the Justice System
- Protection of Human and Minority Rights
- Coping with the Past by Legal Means.
Within these areas, the Rule of Law Program organizes seminars, training sessions, and conferences at the national and regional levels. In addition, the Program prepares and supports publications on various rule of law issues.