Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Arab Spring

  • International IDEA Report on Transition in Yemen

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Readers of I-CONnect will be interested in the following update we have received from Zaid Al-Ali, Senior Adviser on Constitution-Building for the Arab Region at International IDEA. I am very pleased to share our latest report on Yemen, entitled: “Yemen’s peaceful transition from autocracy: Could it have succeeded?”.

  • Kuwait’s Political Adolescence: The Controversies of Constitutional Reform

    —Dr. Fatima AlMatar, Kuwait University, Department of Public Law The political situation of Kuwait today resembles 17th century Britain, where the Amir[1] still has the power to dissolve parliament whenever he pleases so long as he provides a reason for doing so, and so long as the parliament is not dissolved again on the same grounds (article 107).

  • Is Social Media a Human Right? Exploring the Scope of Internet Rights

    –Brian Christopher Jones, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica* Earlier this year Jason Tenenbaum penned an interesting piece for I-CONnect about a general right to access the internet.[1] Mr Tenebaum’s focus on international covenants, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), nicely laid out the basic arguments for such a protected right.

  • Tunisia’s New Constitution: Progress and Challenges to Come

    –Zaid Al-Ali (Senior Advisor, International IDEA) and Donia Ben Romdhane (Senior Advisor, International IDEA) [Cross-posted from Open Democracy] In spite of a number of serious challenges, the Tunisian Constituent Assembly – under the people’s ever watchful eye – successfully negotiated a new and modern constitution.