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Tamir Moustafa’s Brookings report is online here.

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Published on March 20, 2012
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Update on South African Socio-Economic Rights Jurisprudence

In recent years, there has been concern that the South African Constitutional Court has been retreating from its innovative socio-economics rights cases. In the most infamous case, Mazibuko, the Court in 2010 was very deferential towards the government in upholding a new problematic water distribution policy for some poor residential communities. Yet last December, the

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Published on March 11, 2012
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Workshop on Constitutions and the Environment

Erin Daly (Widener University), writes with an announcement about the following conference, which looks intriguing: Constitutional Environmental Rights Workshop Thursday, May 31, 2012 Environmental Law Center Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE On Thursday, May 31, 2012, the Widener Environmental Law Center (WELC) in Wilmington, Delaware, will host a one-day scholar workshop on recent

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Published on February 25, 2012
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Published on January 31, 2012
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Hungary constitution takes effect

The new Hungarian Constitution became law on New Year’s Day, 2012. Is it a harbinger of a new anti-European trend in the hear of Europe, or simply an anomalous hiccup? We are not living in the “end of constitutional history.” An excellent analysis by Kim Lane Scheppele is here.

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Published on January 3, 2012
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Foreign Affairs article on Arab Spring Constitutionalism

Anthony Billingsley has written an interesting article on constitution-making in the wake of the Arab Spring for Foreign Affairs.

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Published on December 1, 2011
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A Right to Rebel in Venezuela

A second country study in Tom Ginsburg and I’s ongoing project to identify the risks and rewards of a constitutional Right to Rebel – Venezuela has had 26 separate constitutions since independence and the most recent have included various justifications for a popular right to rebel. Case Study 2: Venezuela The seeds for democratic governance

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Published on November 1, 2011
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Published on September 27, 2011
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The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution

Mila Versteeg and I have just put out a paper that might be of interest to readers of this blog entitled “The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution”. It’s an empirical look at the extent to which constitution-makers in other countries emulate the U.S. Constitution, which we study by measuring similarity between constitutions. (One

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Published on September 8, 2011
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Link to Egypt discussion

Nathan Brown and Kristen Stilt have a nice analysis of the current situation in Egypt, with a critique of the amendment process, here. –TG

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Published on April 11, 2011
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