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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
 
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Arab Spring Constitutionalism

A piece I wrote on Constitutional reform in the Arab World was recently published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as expert commentary. Special thanks to Tom Ginsburg who helped me a great deal with his knowledge of the region. I would very much welcome any comments or responses from ComparativeConstitutions readers. — Caveat

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Published on April 4, 2012
Author:          Filed under: Arab Spring, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Egypt, Lybia, Tom Ginsburg, Tunisia
 
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The Constitutional Right to Rebel – advice for Egypt?

The ripple effects from Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution” are still making themselves felt throughout the Arab World. Earlier today, Egypt’s Mubarak stepped down after weathering large-scale protests and civil disobedience for over two weeks. Elsewhere in the region Lebanon, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan (and to a lesser extent Mauritania, Sudan, Syria, Libya, and Morocco) have also seen

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Published on February 11, 2011
Author:          Filed under: constitutional design, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Egypt, Tunisia
 
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Tunisia and constitutional transition

The situation in Tunisia is perhaps too fluid to speculate on, but if the current situation stabilizes, it is an interesting example of constitutional compliance under a (potentially collapsing) authoritarian regime. Article 57 of the 1959 Constitution, as amended, reads: “In case the Presidency of the Republic becomes vacant on account of death, resignation, or

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Published on January 26, 2011
Author:          Filed under: authoritarianism, hp, Tunisia