Project Launch: Constitutional Reform Processes and Security Sector Reform

Constitutional Transitions is partnering with International IDEA  for its new research project, “Constitutional Reform Processes and Security Sector Reform: Principles for Practice.”  With seventeen experts from thirteen countries, the project aims to establish guiding principles for security sector reform in the context of constitution building processes, directed at individuals and groups in security sector agencies, political parties, civil society […]

Ran Hirschl Discusses Voluntary Judicial Reference to Foreign Sources at Final Session of 2013 Colloquium

On 4 December 2013, the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium featured Ran Hirschl, Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Toronto, where he also holds a Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy and Development. The piece Hirschl presented for the Colloquium is a chapter of his new book, Comparative […]

CT Director Sujit Choudhry Speaks at 10th Annual Trudeau Conference

On 22 November 2013, Constitutional Transitions director Sujit Choudhry spoke at the 10th Trudeau Foundation Conference in Montréal, participating on the panel discussion “Canada in the World.” The Hon. Louise Arbour, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and former UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, also participated on the panel. Professor Choudhry is a […]

CT Faculty Members Discuss Egypt’s Constitution at Roundtable Meeting in Cairo

On 13 and 14 December 2013, Constitutional Transitions Director Sujit Choudhry and Director of Research Richard Stacey attended a two-day roundtable meeting in Cairo, Egypt, analyzing and offering commentary on the then-draft Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The roundtable was organized by the West Asia and North Africa office of International IDEA and […]

CT Director Sujit Choudhry Speaks at UC Hastings Symposium in Memory of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens

On 8 November, Constitutional Transitions director Sujit Choudhry was one of nine speakers to address a symposium hosted by the University of California Hastings College of the Law, entitled “The Arab Spring and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy.” The event was held in memory of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens who was killed in Libya last […]

Tom Ginsburg Discusses Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes at Colloquium

On 20 November 2013, Professor Tom Ginsburg presented several chapters from his forthcoming edited volume (co-edited with Alberto Simpser of the University of Chicago), Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes, at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Ginsburg is Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The chapters […]

Distinguished Panel Discusses Backsliding into Authoritarianism in Hungary and Romania

On 6 November 2013, the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law colloquium series hosted a special panel event, featuring four prominent scholars and jurists whose work focuses on Central and Eastern Europe. The event featured Jan-Werner Müller and Kim Lane Scheppele, both of Princeton University, as well as Lech Garlicki and Wojciech Sadurski, both […]

CT Fellow George Anderson Works with UN Team Advising Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference

Constitutional Transitions visiting fellow George Anderson recently travelled to Yemen, where he is deeply involved with the United Nations team advising that country’s National Dialogue Conference and leadership. His latest trip, from November 1 to November 13, was his fifth this year. Following the removal from power of Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012, Yemen embarked […]

CT Fellow George Anderson Lectures on Democratic Constitution-Making at Bennington College

On 18 November 2013, Constitutional Transitions fellow George Anderson gave the annual Ruth D. Ewing Social Science Lecture at Bennington College in Vermont. The topic of his presentation was “The Challenge of Making Democratic Constitutions in Deeply Divided Societies.” The lecture included a discussion of Anderson’s personal involvement in constitutional transitions, especially in Yemen, a […]

Introducing 2013-14 CT Fellow Wojciech Sadurski

Constitutional Transitions is proud to introduce Wojciech Sadurski, one of six visiting fellows to join the Center this semester. Sadurski is visiting from the University of Sydney, Australia, where he is the Challis Professor of Jurisprudence. Throughout his career, Sadurski has engaged with theoretical and practical questions regarding constitutional transitions, applying his thinking to national […]

23 October 2013: Nathan Brown Discusses the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt

On 23 October 2013, Professor Nathan Brown presented his upcoming article, Egypt: A Constitutional Court in an Unconstitutional Setting at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Brown is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a leading scholar on Egypt’s Supreme […]

9 October 2013: Samuel Issacharoff Discusses South African Constitutional Court

On 9 October 2013, Professor Samuel Issacharoff discussed his upcoming article, The Democratic Risk to Democratic Transitions, at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium. Issacharoff is the Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. Issacharoff had presented the paper earlier this year as the lead paper on […]

CT Clinic Welcomes Second Cohort of Student Researchers

Following a highly successful first year, the Constitutional Transitions Clinic is pleased to welcome the second cohort of student researchers. The group will act as a “back office” for constitutional advisors in the field, providing them with timely and comprehensive research to improve their effectiveness as advisors in the field. This year the clinic brings […]

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki Meets with CT Clinic Student Researchers

On September 24, as part of his visit to NYU Law, Tunisian President Dr. Moncef Marzouki graciously agreed to meet with the student researchers of the Constitutional Transitions Clinic. The meeting included a discussion of his campaign to establish an International Constitutional Court. The students were also given an opportunity to ask the President questions […]

Introducing 2013-14 CT Fellow George Anderson

Constitutional Transitions is pleased to introduce George Anderson, one of six visiting fellows to join the Center this semester. Anderson comes to the Center with extensive governmental experience in his native Canada, and has worked around the world to improve governance in existing and emerging federal systems. Currently, he is also working with the United […]

CT Director Sujit Choudhry Delivers Keynote at GCP Forum on Group Rights

On 3 October, Constitutional Transitions Faculty Director Sujit Choudhry delivered a public address on group rights at The Pluralism Forum of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) in Ottawa. The event was a partnership of GCP, the Académie Diplomatique Internationale, and Constitutional Transitions. The event, entitled “Group rights: cultural difference or economic and political power?,” took place […]