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Constitutional Hotspots for 2010?

I wonder if readers have thoughts on what locations will be likely to experience a constitutional crisis of some kind in 2010. Many of those that have had ongoing difficulties in the past year (Niger, Honduras, Zimbabwe) are likely to continue. Here are some other possibilities: Thailand’s deep political divisions have not been resolved, and

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Published on January 2, 2010
Author:          Filed under: hp, hp; Tom Ginsburg, Palestine, Sudan, Thailand
 
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Observations on Kenya’s Draft Constitution II: the “Birthers” were Right…

…about Barack Obama. Article 17(2) of the Draft provides that “A person born outside Kenya is a citizen if, at the date of the person’s birth, either the mother or the father of the person is a citizen . . . (a) who was born in Kenya.” In other words, if the draft passes, Obama

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Published on December 10, 2009
Author:          Filed under: hp; Tom Ginsburg, Kenya
 
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Observations on Kenya’s Draft Constitution I

Kenya’s draft constitution is now in a period of public comment. The draft is long—over 300 articles—and is all in all a very impressive piece of work. It features a semi-presidential system, an extensive bill of rights, and significant devolution of power to the local level. If adopted, it will represent a significant transformation of

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Published on December 7, 2009
Author:          Filed under: hp; Tom Ginsburg, Kenya