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North Korea’s constitutional innovations

One doesn’t usually think of totalitarian dictatorships as constitutional innovators. But North Korea has just amended its constitution for the second time in two years, changing the preamble to indicate that Kim Jong Il had “transferred the country into an undefeated country with strong political ideology, a nuclear power state and invincible military power.” This

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Published on June 2, 2012
Author:          Filed under: hp, North Korea, preambles, Tom Ginsburg
 
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Tunisia’s Draft Preamble

Zaid Al-Ali of International IDEA has provided a translation of the Draft Preamble of the new Tunisian Constitution. What is noteworthy to me is the predictability of the text. There are very few surprises, perhaps the biggest surprise is the continuity with older tropes in Arab politics. The Preamble references the fight against oppression back

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Published on April 30, 2012
Author:          Filed under: hp, preambles, Tom Ginsburg, Tunisia, Zaid Al-Ali