Constitutional Reform Processes and Security Sector Reform: Expert Meeting Held in The Hague

On 3 & 4 April 2014, Constitutional Transitions convened the first expert network meeting for our ongoing research project, “Constitutional Reform Processes and Security Sector Reform: Principles for Practice,” in The Hague, Netherlands. The meeting brought together a global network of experts to present case studies on ten countries that have undergone security sector reform […]

CT Clinic Researchers Present Draft Reports in Tunis

From 30 March to 3 April 2014, the Constitutional Transitions Clinic travelled to Tunis, Tunisia. The clinic’s student researchers participated in a full-day conference on 1 April, presenting preliminary findings of research on issues of constitutional design in the wake of the Arab Spring, which the students have been investigating since September 2013. Working in […]

Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions: Authors’ Conference held in Zaragoza

On 28 and 29 March 2014, the Authors’ Conference of our ongoing research project “Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions” took place in Zaragoza, Spain. The project is a partnership between Constitutional Transitions, the Forum of Federations, International IDEA, the Manuel Giménez Abad Foundation, and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. The Abad Foundation […]

CT Hosts Panel Discussion on Egypt’s Future

On 4 March 2014, Constitutional Transitions sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Egypt: What Does the Future Hold?” Panelists included Zaid Al-Ali (Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA), Mohammad Fadel (Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law, University of Toronto Faculty Law), Michael Hanna (Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation), […]

CT Hosts Book Discussion on “The Struggle for Iraq’s Future”

On 5 March 2014, Constitutional Transitions held a panel discussion on Zaid Al-Ali’s newly published book The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy. Al-Ali is the Senior Adviser on Constitution Building at International IDEA. Also participating on the panel were Andrew Arato, Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social […]

CT Releases Reports on Constitutional Courts and Semi-Presidentialism

Constitutional Transitions is proud to announce the release of three reports as part of a series of thematic, comparative research reports on issues in constitutional design that have arisen in the wake of the Arab Spring. The first report, Constitutional Courts after the Arab Spring: Appointment mechanisms and relative judicial independence, discusses and analyses four models […]