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Kenya: Constitution passes first test

In what is the first real test of Kenya’s new Constitution, the President has backed down by withdrawing nominees appointed inconsistently with the Constitution to fill four significant public positions: Chief Justice, Attorney General, Deputy Public Prosecutor and Controller of the Budget. See story here and here. The Constitutional Implementation Commission, the Judicial Service Commission,

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Published on March 10, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, James Thuo Gathii, judicial appointments, Kenya
 
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Arato on The Return of Revolutions

We certainly said good-bye to revolutions too soon, between 1989 and 1995. Yes, we were right Romania was the exception, and the series of changes of regime certainly did not represent revolutions. Yet the fact that the latter were represented finally and definitively by the journalistic cliche as the „Revolutions of 1989” demonstrates the tremendous

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Published on March 7, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Andrew Arato, Egypt, hp
 
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Paris Defamation Case and More

A French court has ruled in favor of Professor Joseph Weiler of NYU Law School, in the troubling defamation case brought against him, for his role in allowing the publication of a book review that actually contained some criticisms. http://www.sciencepresse.qc.ca/blogue/2011/03/04/juriste-joseph-weiler-confirme-defense-liberte-parole-scientifique-intellectuelle There is a very interesting French comparative constitutional law research institute: http://www.gdc.cnrs.fr/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=46 For example, it

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Published on March 4, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Uncategorized
 
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Egypt: Parliament to the Rescue

Egypt’s military has begun to commandeer its revolution. Its handpicked commission of legal experts has come up with recommendations for patching up the existing constitution to suit the post-Mubarak era. These top-down reforms have been generated within the space of 10 days and without broad popular participation. They would open up presidential elections to independent

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Published on March 3, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Bruce Ackerman, Egypt, hp
 
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Recent Commentary on the Proposed Amendments to the Egyptian Constitution

Recently, Tom Ginsburg described in this blog some of the proposed constitutional amendments for the Egyptian Constitution and flagged Tamir Moustafa’s brief analysis of them in foreign policy. It is also worth drawing people’s attention to commentary by two other commentators with long experience watching Egyptian constitutional developments. Each has just today posted interesting thoughts

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