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   Project on Technical Assistance for the Rule of Law and fight against Crime component of the programme Developing national capability for security and stabilization in Lebanon - SSP

   ACRLI is implementing a Project entitled "Provision of Legal Assistance Services in Rusafa Justice Palace, Baghdad, Iraq" in partnership with Dar Al- khibra organization (Iraqi Independent NGO), financed by UNDP Iraq

   Project Towards Abolition of Discrimination Against Women (TADAWI)

   Project on Modernizing the operations and procedures of the Judicial review within the Ministry of Justice of Lebanon


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The Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI) is an Arab regional, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 2003 by a group of judges, specialists in rule of law, lawyers and academics from various Arab countries.


National Legal Information Network "NLIN"

Within the principle of access to legal information, ACRLI developed with the collaboration of Madamek (Computer, law studies and Research office) an advanced electronic legal network "National Legal Information Network (NLIN)".

The concept of this network was elaborated by Dr. Wassim Harb, the specialist at Legal information technology, aiming at organizing the publication and dissemination of legal information (laws, by-laws, decrees, decisions, circulars, etc., courts judgments and advisory opinions) issued by the various national public authorities, whether are published or unpublished in the Official periodicals. NLIN forms an added value as it is based on an intelligent and advanced automated program designed for an automated publication of legal information.
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 ACRLI New Projects:

 Sincere congratulations to HE Me Reem Abou Hassan for her nomination as Minister of Social Development in Jordan

The Arab Centre for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI) presents his sincere congratulations to HE Me Reem Abou Hassan for her nomination as Minister of Social Development in Jordan, noting that she is the only women appointed in the new Jordanian government which includes 18 ministers.

HE Me Reem Abou Hassan is a founding partner of the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)/ Jordan Branch. She is an activist focusing on the Empowerment of Women, Family Protection and Human Rights. She is also an expert in the field of juvenile justice and legal reform related to family protection. HE Me Abou Hassan has great contributions in the modernization of the judiciary and in enhancing the principles of good governance.

ACRLI is pleased to share this news, and wish Her Excellency all success in this position and in her path toward enhancing the rule of law and the respect of human rights in Jordan and in the Arabic region.


 "Arab Initiative to Support the Rule of Law"

A meeting was held in Beirut/Lebanon on Friday 1st of March 2013, organized by the "Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity". The meeting, who hosted a number of civil society organizations (CSOs) representatives from different Arabic countries, announced a coalition aiming to lunch "The Arab Initiative to Support the Rule of Law" (AROLI).

The Arab Initiative to Support the Rule of Law (AROLI) falls within the context of the events witnessed by the Arab countries, namely the popular movements which lately emerged in the Arabic region. These movements have placed the Arab countries into a transitional phase consisting mainly in restructuring the regimes toward laying the basis of a democratic, civil and modern State.
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Workshop on "Constitutional Standards of the Election Law and the Election Monitoring Process" (Beirut, December 4, 2012)

Under the patronage of Lebanese Constitutional Council, the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI), in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) organized a workshop on “Constitutional Standards of the Election Law and the Election Monitoring Process”, which was held on December 4, 2012 at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, Beirut-Lebanon.

The workshop brought together members of the Lebanese Constitutional Council, headed by the President of the Council Dr. Issam Suleiman, in addition to experts, activists, representatives of Civil Society Organizations, and representatives of international organizations and donor parties.
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Dr Wassim Harb visited the Kurdistan Region and met HE Mr. Shiroyan Al Haidari - the Minister of Justice in Kurdistan (Erbil 17 Oct. 2012).

HE Mr. Shiroyan Al Haidari- Minister of Justice in Kurdistan held a meeting with Dr. Wassim Harb, during which the two parties have discussed the means of cooperation, and Dr Harb has placed the capacities and capabilities of the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity at the disposal of the Kurdish Ministry of justice, to contribute in the building process of the legal and judicial sectors in Kurdistan.
The discussions focused in particular on the project on "National Legal Information Network", which is designed by Dr. Harb, and which constitute a valuable opportunity/solution to serve the rule of law, and to modernize the working methods of the public sector in the Kurdistan region.
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Regional conference on the "Horizons, Challenges and Consequences for Freedom of Expression and Association in light of the Arab Spring"

The Lebanese Center for the Rule of Law (LebRoL), a branch of the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI), in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and the Lebanese Council for the Freedom of Association (LCFA) jointly organized a regional conference on the "Horizons, Challenges and Consequences for Freedom of Expression and Association in light of the Arab Spring". The conference was held in Beirut, Lebanon at Le Bristol Hotel on the 17th and 18th of July 2012.
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Training session on Developing the skills of Civil Society Organization leaders in the fields of services and mechanisms of social networking

The Lebanese Center for the Rule of Law (LebRoL), a branch of the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI), in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and the Lebanese Council for the Freedom of Association (LCFA) organized a capacity building session on:
"Developing the skills of Civil Society Organization leaders in the fields of services and mechanisms of social networking (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)"

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Cooperation between ACRLI and Al Amal for strengthening the Rule of Law and Justice in Iraq

ACRLI signed a Cooperation Protocol with Al Amal organization, a non-political, non-secular NGO working towards abolishing all kinds of violence and discrimination, strengthening the Human Rights culture in addition to other priorities all geared towards guaranteeing the Rule of Law and Justice in the Iraqi society. The cooperation between ACRLI and Al Amal aims at spreading awareness and addressing the impediments and challenges that the Rule of Law and Integrity is facing in Iraq. Additionally, it aims at establishing these principles through the development and implementation of projects that serve the Rule of Law, Integrity, Democracy and Social and Economic Development in Iraq.


Project on "Modernizing Commercial Law across Arab Countries"

ACRLI is implementing a project entitled "Modernizing Commercial Law across Arab Countries", supported by the World Bank and which comes within a bigger initiative "The Arab World Imitative", launched by the latter.

As an overall objective, the project aims at upgrading the quality of the commercial law framework in four Arab countries which are Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia, as a pilot activity that can be expanded in the future to the entire MENA region, in order to create an enhanced modern and transparent commercial legal system in the Arab region, and provide an appropriate legal environment for the investors, mainly the foreign ones.
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Reading on the "Islam and Authority"

A paper published by ACRLI in 2006 on the "Islam and Authority", prepared by Dr. Wassim Harb in cooperation with Dr. Sassin Assaf and Dr. Wajih Fanous. We are re-publishing this paper for the importance of its subject during the current historical and critical phase, that the Arab countries are passing through.


ACRLI and HiiL organized a national workshop to discuss the "Rule of Law Report" in Tunisia (Tunisia, 03 April 2012)

In the context of the "Country Reports on the Rule of Law" project, ACRLI and the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HiiL) organized a national workshop to discuss the "Rule of Law Report" in Tunisia on the 03rd of April 2012.

This National Workshop aimed at (1) presenting and opening for discussion the draft quick scan report which discusses the Rule of Law status in Tunisia and (2) validating its findings since the proceedings of the workshops will be used to feed the finalization of the quick scan report. The purpose of this report is to present a brief, neutral and constructive overview of the state of the rule of law in the concerned country, focusing on 4-5 positive trends as well as 4-5 points of concern.
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Last Update 17 April 2014.

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