بيان المهام

يتمثل الهدف من عمل المؤسسة الألمانية للتعاون القانوني الدولي في تقديم الإسهام في الدول الشريكة في المجالات التالية:

  • منع الأزمات وإدارة الصراع وتعزيز السلام،
  • التنمية المستدامة والقائمة على مجريات السوق على أساس قانون مدني واقتصادي حديث،
  • مكافحة الفساد،
  • حقوق الإنسان والقانون الدولي الإنساني،
  • تعزيز الديمقراطية،
  • تبادل المفاهيم القانونية،
  • التطوير المشترك للقانون

من خلال تعزيز سيادة القانون بدعم استشاري في

  • بناء وتحسين هياكل وإجراءات مؤسسات الدولة،
  • دعم الإصلاحات القانونية في القانون المدني والاقتصادي والقانون العام والقانون الجنائي بما في ذلك القانون الإجرائي وسد الثغرات في مجال التطبيق،
  • إمكانية الوصول إلى العدالة وفض النزاعات،
  • تعزيز استقلال القضاء ونزاهته،
  • بناء وتعزيز إقامة العدل والملاحقة الجنائية،
  • إلزام الإدارة بالحقوق والقانون،
  • إفشاء العدالة،
  • تعزيز الجهات الفاعلة،
  • تحسين المشاركة السياسية للمجتمع المدني،
  • وكذلك بتدابير تدريبية وتأهيلية وتشجيع طلاب الحقوق الشباب،

وذلك من أجل المساهمة في تطبيق أهداف سياسة العدالة الخارجية للحكومة الاتحادية.

About Us

The German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation e.V. (IRZ) was established in 1992 at the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ) as a registered non-profit association with headquarters in Bonn. The establishment was preceded by requests, with which the then countries in a state of transition of Central, East and partly also South-East Europe requested the BMJ for support in the upcoming reforms.

Since then, IRZ presently supports around 20 partner states in their legal and judicial reform projects. In the process, the focus of the activity is on advancement of constitutional and market-oriented structures as well as the alignment of national law with the EU law.

Against this backdrop, IRZ provides legislative advice and supervises the preparation of draft laws, it provides support in setting up and developing institutions and promotes the education and training of lawyers across all disciplines. For this purpose, expert discussions, seminars, workshops and conferences take place in Germany and in the respective partner states.

Work visits, practical trainings and internships in Germany are offered to enable direct, practice-oriented interchange with German specialists.

As part of its possibilities, IRZ also promotes legal trainees wherein they collaborate with universities, be it through accompanying studies or seminars and lectures.

The activity of IRZ is currently concentrated on the priority regions of Western Balkans, Africa, Middle East, South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Vietnam and Central Asia.

The IRZ bodies are the General Meeting and the Board of Trustees. These include personalities from politics, economy, administration, academia, trade unions and non-governmental organisations, legal professional associations, umbrella organisations of the economy as well as companies. In its work, IRZ can also rely on numerous experienced experts from a variety of legal fields of work.

The international team of IRZ has sound expertise of the different national legal systems and inter-cultural competence as well as language skills in 18 languages at present.

IRZ operates on behalf of the Federal Government and in this process is financed essentially from the budget of the BMJ and through project support of the Federal Foreign Office. Besides, IRZ also carries out projects on behalf of the European Union.

The association is based in Bonn, with an additional office in Berlin.

What we do

Rule of law and democratisation are a prerequisite and guarantee to safeguard fundamental freedom, to strengthen stable governmental and social structures as well as to stimulate economic growth.

Therefore, since its establishment in 1992 at the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ), IRZ has been cooperating consistently with its partner countries on behalf of the Federal Government in reforming their legal systems and judicial systems.

Here, the focus of the activity of IRZ is on advancement of constitutional and market-oriented structures as well as the harmonisation of national law with EU law.

In many respects, German law has an exemplary function within the meaning of Best Practice – IRZ imparts it with know-how and a lot of experience.

Project concept

In a close and trusting cooperation with the respective institutions in the partner countries, we promote the consolidation of constitutional structures with

  • projects of legislative advice,
  • projects of education and further training,
  • projects for building institutions.

IRZ specifically plans and organises conferences, workshops, seminars, work shadowing, expert discussions as well as work stays and can thus reach a wide target audience.

Implementation of projects

The projects of IRZ are planned and organised under the guidance of the directors by the Head of Sections. In this, they are supported by project managers, officials and the central services of IRZ.

The technical implementation of the individual projects is carried out by experts from independent legal and business consultancy professions, judiciary, administration, economy and academia.

Geographical alignment of IRZ

Since the time it was established, IRZ has always realigned itself geographically. Its activity is currently concentrated on the priority regions of Western Balkans, Africa, Middle East, South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Vietnam and Central Asia.

The events take place both in Germany as well as in the partner states. Online formats were established successfully in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Partners of IRZ

  • Associations and chambers of the legal professions and of the economy
  • Judiciary
  • Administration at the Federal and State level
  • Academia
  • relevant non-governmental organisations

Finance

IRZ is financed by

  • public funds from the BMJ budget (institutional donation) and the Federal Foreign Office (project support),
  • project funds of the European Commission as well as
  • donations, support contributions and contributions to costs by third parties.

Impact analysis: Monitoring and Evaluation

IRZ has a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation concept (M&E concept). Data is continuously collected for measuring the achievement of objectives at the outcome level, as part of monitoring within the organisation. Evaluations to be carried out at periodic intervals represent the second component of the M&E concept.

General Director Dr. Frauke Bachler shares with you a quick overview of who we are and what we do.