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 1st Session: The launching of the series of seminars on” Building the State in Lebanon: Dream or reality?

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  Development of Public Sector Performance in the Arab Region within the perspective of the Rule of Law and Good Governance (The Iraqi Experience)

The study that has been written by Dr. Wassim Harb, founder of ACRLI, to the benefit of the United Nations Development Programme in Iraq, on “Development of Public Service Performance in the Arab Region within the Perspective of the Rule of Law and Good Governance (The Iraqi Experience), is considered as an important tool for the stakeholders and beneficiaries in the Arab Region. It sheds light on the role of inspectors general in improving public sector performance within the perspective of the rule of law and good governance, and in ensuring the provision of public services through sustainable development. This study is divided into four main sections. These are the following: First Section: Assessment of Current Practices in Organizational Performance Measurement and Inspection: Trends and Applications on the International Scene and in the Context of Iraq Second Section: Performance Evaluation Protocol and Tools for the Iraqi Offices of Inspectors General Third Section: Good Governance Frameworks and Practices: A Window to the latest international developments and Prospects for Iraq Fourth Section: Governance and performance indicators

For the full copy please click here

 

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  Modernizing the bankruptcy system (Egypt and Jordan)

This book is the result of efforts exerted in the framework of the “Middle East Regional Bankruptcy Reform Initiative” project. This project is being implemented by the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity-ACRLI in cooperation with its partners; Eurasia Foundation, the Nile Advisory Group from Egypt and Baker & Odeh foundation from Jordan and the assistance of a national network of concerned stakeholders and decision makers from both countries
For the full copy please click here
 

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  Women in the Iraqi Legislations

This study examines Iraqi legislation on Women and their compatibility with international conventions, and mainly the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) including the Iraqi reservations on CEDAW, as well as an inventory on Iraqi legislations including criminal, civil, personnel and constitutional laws. The study concluded with a set of recommendations and suggestions to modernize the Iraqi laws relating to women’s rights.

For the full copy please click here

 

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  MENA Commercial Law Strengthening

The following book comprises the result of effort and research conducted by ACRLI’s team within its project on “MENA Commercial Law Strengthening” over the past two full years.

This book includes the studies and surveys carried out by ACRLI’s team in cooperation with local partners and experts in the project’s countries (Lebanon, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen), with the support of a group of international advisors who were jointly responsible for the project’s deliverables in compliance with best practices and international standards.

For copy of index please click here (available only in Arabic)

 

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  Building the State of Right and Law

The book tackles the State-building issue in Lebanon which holds an important place within the political debate between the Lebanese ever since the Taif Agreement reformed the government and shaped the modern Lebanese state in the light of available and possible data.
This book reflects the aspiration of Lebanon’s influential persons regarding the theoretical foundation of the future Lebanese state based on multiple perspectives that intersect at achievable points.
It also provides the theoretical and methodological framework for the State-building process in Lebanon laying down wide options to the Lebanese, where the task of the involved persons, whether leaders or civil society forces, will be to select an option both in theory and in practice.
The University of Notre Dame and the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity, thank all who contributed to the achievement of this book and are determined to renew cooperation with other academic and research institutions involved in the future of the Lebanese, especially the young generation, on the basis of the culture of dialogue that they had inherited, that is multilateral, open and rational and paves the way for the rapid building of their modern state.

For copy of index please click here (available only in Arabic)

Full copy available in Halabi Library - Lebanon

 

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  Code of Conduct For Lebanese Civil Society Organizations

The aim of the Code of conduct is to govern the roles of CSOs that are expected to grow and develop in the future, participate in achieving sustainable development, contribute to the democratic transformation as well as promote the culture of human civil, economic, social, political and culture rights.
The Code is based on the principle of freedom to establish associations upon the free will of founders, independent from any kind of control by government institutions, with the purpose of serving the interests of the public in a manner that strengthens and enhances the role of civil society in achieving stability and progress in the democratic, social and economic field.

For the full copy please click here (English, French).

 

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  Code of Conduct for Lebanese Workers' Associations

This paper contains a set of behavior rules that are supposed to guarantee the exercise of a free democratic and effective practice of the workers Trade Unions. The paper addresses the Arab employees, laborers as well as members or non members of Trade Unions. It encourages them to read into the Arab Trade Union State on the basis of specific rules of conduct, and work on the development of the Arab Trade Union movement towards more freedom, democracy, and effectiveness.

For the full copy please click here (English, French).

 

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  Declaration Regarding the Bases of Democratic Practice for Political Parties and Movements

June 2008, Beirut-Lebanon
Arab countries are facing the challenge of democratization, which has led Arab political parties and movements to deeply re-evaluate their political experience in light of the exigencies of democratization.
In their pursuit of freedom and democracy, political parties and movements that participated in and contributed to preparing this declaration assert that freedom to create political parties and practice political action is the foundation and guarantee of democracy. This declaration is meant to be an ethical confirmation of the principles regulating political practice in the Arab World, based on commitment to pluralism, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

For the full copy please click here (English, French).

 

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  Modernization of criminal Laws in some of Arab Countries

Within the framework of “Strengthening the Rule of Law” and “Modernizing Public Prosecution Offices” initiatives in some of Arab countries, UNDP-POGAR assigned the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI) to write studies to determine whether the existing criminal laws which are in force in the pilot Arab countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Yemen) meet the needs of these countries as well as to indicate their need to change or update their penal legislations to match with modern and international regulations and standards for the benefit of Public Prosecution Offices.

For copy of introduction please click here (available only in Arabic)

 

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  Problematic of Democracy and Development in the Arab Region

This study is a reform approach in the service of the rule of law. The subject of this study falls within ACRLI’s tasks in terms of spreading awareness on the rule of law and building knowledge and the need for democracy, development and reform in the Arab States.

For copy of index please click here (available only in Arabic)

Full copy available in Halabi Library - Lebanon

 

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  The guiding principles of the right of Freedom and Association in the Arab world

This book is the result of efforts exerted in the framework of a project endorsed by the European Union for the right of Freedom of Association in the Arab Countries, which is implemented by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Office of Civil Society (League of Arab States), in a regional partnership with the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity and national partnership with: the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights in Egypt, the National Center for Human Rights in Jordan, and the Coalition for Integrity and Accountability (Aman) in Palestine. This book is a legislation guide for issues related to the organizations, parties and trade unions.

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)

 

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  The Rule of Law

This publication comes as a result of a presentation held by Dr Ghaled Ghanem, the president of the Lebanese council of state, entitled “An introduction to the Rule of Law", at the La Sagesse university in Beirut on November 15 2005. This lecture was translated to English and French in agreement between ACRLI and UNDP-POGAR.

For the full copy please click here

 

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  Judiciary in the Arab Countries (Jordan- Lebanon- Morocco- Egypt) - monitoring and analyzing

This book constitutes the core of the judiciary pillar in the project of “Promoting the Rule of Law and Integrity in the Arab countries”. This project was implemented by the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity-ACRLI in cooperation with the International Foundation for Election Systems- IFES and the United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance In the Arab World (UNDP-POGAR).

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)
 

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  Parliament in the Arab Countries (Jordan- Lebanon- Morocco- Egypt) - monitoring and analyzing

This book constitutes the core of the Parliament pillar in the project of “Promoting the Rule of Law and Integrity in the Arab countries”. This project was implemented by the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity-ACRLI in cooperation with the International Foundation for Election Systems- IFES and the United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance In the Arab World (UNDP-POGAR).

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)
 

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  Media in the Arab Countries (Jordan- Lebanon- Morocco- Egypt) - monitoring and analyzing

This book constitutes the core of the Media pillar in the project of “Promoting the Rule of Law and Integrity in the Arab countries”. This project was implemented by the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity-ACRLI in cooperation with the International Foundation for Election Systems- IFES and the United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance In the Arab World (UNDP-POGAR).

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)

 

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  Models for Cyber Legislation in ESCWA member countries

This study provides an introduction to an important factor for achieving the enabling environment of the internet sector which is drafting cyberspace laws and adopting directives in the legislative, organizational and management domains. Acknowledging the need for regional integration in cyberspace legislation is of great importance to facilitating electronic interactions between ESCWA member countries or at the Arab Regional level. This study contains a review of applicable cyber legislation at the international, regional and national levels. Moreover, it provides a foundation for the specific steps that can be taken by member countries with recommendations, policy advice to enable member countries to assess their legal structures in those areas, and conclusions. The annexes of this study provide a quick reference for determining the status of cyber legislation in the region.

 

This report has been drafted by experts Roula Zayat and Jean Akl under the supervision of Dr. Wassim Harb for the Economical and Social Committee for Western Asia – ESCWA 

For the full copy please click here

 

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  Template for Cyber-Legislation in Bahrain and Syria

This report complements the first Study: “Templates of Cyber legislations in the ESCWA countries”, and comprises an electronic study, which presents a review of the status of the Cyber legislations on the regional and international levels. The study gives examples about the legislative basics and points out the interests and expected challenges to set out more extensive cyber legislations.

The study focuses on the following topics: (A) Data protection and privacy rights; (B) Protection of privacy and communications in the field of telecommunications; (C) Freedom of speech and censure on the Internet; (D) Intellectual Property; (E) E-Commerce and E-transactions and related fields; (F) Consumer Protection; (G) Cyber Crimes.

The report also comprises a study (paper and electronic-HTML) about the status of Cyber legislations in Bahrain and Syria in the above mentioned fields, in order to provide a clear perception about the endeavors made to apply and execute Cyber legislations and the extent of the impact of said legislations on the Economical and legal environments in the subject countries.

This report has been drafted by experts Roula Zayat and Jean Akl under the supervision of Dr. Wassim Harb for the Economical and Social Committee for Western Asia – ESCWA.

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)

 

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  The Rule of Law- Meetings and Lectures

This Book discusses a series of meetings and lectures held by figures from the Rule of Law scope of specialization with the cooperation of the United Nations Development Program - Program on Governance In the Arab World (UNDP-POGAR)
The First Lecture: “Introduction to the Rule of Law”
The Second Lecture: “Rule of Law”
The Third Lecture: “Rule of Law”
The Fourth Lecture: “the State of Law in a new presidential guise”
The Fifth Lecture: “The Conscience Law” and “The Freedom of Media and Information”
The Sixth Lecture: “Judiciary Reform and Development"
The Seventh Lecture:  “The Gate to Freedom”
The Eighth Lecture: “The Lebanese Political and Constitutional System”

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)
 

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  The Rule of Law - Research and Studies from around the world

This book is composed of a collection of studies and articles prepared by ACRLI in cooperation with the International Foundation for Election Systems- IFES and the United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance In the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)
The first study: The Judicial Councils - International Best Practices. Prepared by Violin
The second study: Constitutional Courts, the independence of the judicial body, and the rule of law (international lessons learned).
The third study: Requirement to declare the incomes and possessions of the judiciary
The fourth study: Transparency and the Judiciary.
The fifth study: The upcoming steps in implementing the Iraqi constitution
The sixth study: The contribution of religious parties in the elections and its implication on civil peace in the Arab countries (Lebanon-Palestine-Egypt-Iraq)

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)

 

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  The Lawyers Situation in the Arab Countries

This study that was undertaken in 2004 examines the work tools and procedures of lawyers in the Arab countries in addition to their relationship to the Justice system and the recommendations towards the development of the practice. Publishing this study puts in perspective the potentials and possibilities that may be open in front of the lawyers' syndicates in the Arab countries if they take the initiative to perform similar national studies that follow the same methodology in order to compile a comprehensive file describing the current situation of Arab lawyers and contributes in drawing the strategies and tactical plans that are required to modernize and develop the practice.

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)
 

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  The National and Regional reports on the state of judiciary in the Arab countries.

These report papers describe and analyze the judicial systems in the following Arab countries: Republic of Yemen, Emirate of Dubai, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Lebanon, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Tunis, the Democratic People’s Republic of Algiers, and the Kingdom of Morocco. The reports were prepared by the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI) within the framework of the initiative of Good Governance for development in the Arab region, and with the support of the United Nations Development Program - Program on Governance in the Arab World (UNDP-POGAR).

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)
 

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  Judiciary Backlog in Lebanon

This study was prepared in 1999 for the ministry of justice with the support of the national bank.

It contains the methodology to collect and analyze the data regarding the workflow and productivity of the Lebanese courts and brings to light the reasons for the slow movement and accumulation of lawsuits that created and still contributing to what is known as "the judicial Backlog".

For the full copy please click here (available only in Arabic)