Panel Discusses Sri Lanka’s Post-War Slide Toward Authoritarianism

On 21 February 2013, Constitutional Transitions hosted Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu and Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy for a discussion on post-war Sri Lanka, and that country’s slide toward authoritarianism and away from a lasting resolution of its ethnic conflict following the military defeat of the Tamil Tigers in May 2009. The event, “Sri Lanka: Post-War to Post-Conflict,” […]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Recognizes CT for Promoting & Advancing Democracy

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recognized  Constitutional Transitions for its work to advance democracy around the world in a report on “common challenges facing States in their efforts to secure democracy and the rule of law from a human rights perspective.” Constitutional Transitions was highlighted in a section on best practices […]

13 February 2013: Mohammad Fadel Explores the Idea of Islamic Public Law at CT Colloquium

On 13 February 2013, Professor Mohammad Fadel presented his research on Islamic public law at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. Fadel is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, and Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law. A video recording of his presentation is available here. Fadel’s article challenges scholars who […]

Introducing Constitutional Transitions Visiting Fellow and UCLA Professor of Law Stephen Gardbaum

The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) is pleased to introduce Spring 2013 visiting fellow Stephen Gardbaum. Professor Gardbaum is joining the Center from the UCLA School of Law, where he is the MacArthur Foundation Professor of International Justice & Human Rights. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, Gardbaum is internationally recognized for his […]

Introducing Global Visiting Professor of Law And CT Visiting Fellow Radhika Coomaraswamy

The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) is very pleased to introduce Radhika Coomaraswamy. Professor Coomaraswamy is a Visiting Fellow of the Center for Spring 2013 and an NYU Global Visiting Professor of Law. Most recently, Professor Coomaraswamy served as the U.N. Under Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict and […]

30 January 2013: Gianluca Parolin Discusses Constitutionalism in the Gulf at CT Colloquium

On 30 January 2013, Gianluca Parolin presented his research on authoritarian constitutionalism in the Persian Gulf states at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. Parolin is Assistant Professor of Law at the American University in Cairo, a Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Transitions for 2012-13. […]