10/10/2012 | Proposal | First Draft of the new Egyptian Constitution

October 10, 2012 in Egypt

Links to the amendment in the following languages:

العربية

English – [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Constituent Assembly, دستور مصر : الصفحة الرئيسية‏ Egypt Constitution (2012), Link (last visited Oct 11, 2012).
2. Associated Press, Egypt releases draft of constitution for debate, October 10, 2012, Link (last visited Oct 11, 2012).
جمال عصام الدين, ننشر مسودة الدستور الجديد الأولى التى وضعتها ‘التأسيسية’ للطرح على الرأى العام – بوابة الأهرام 3, Al Ahram, October 10, 2012, Link (last visited Oct 11, 2012).
4. Abigail Hauslohner, Egypt releases partial draft of new constitution, The Washington Post, October 11, 2012, Link (last visited Oct 11, 2012).

12/08/2012 | New Constitutional Document | President Morsi Constitutional Declaration Egypt

August 12, 2012 in Egypt

Links to the amendment in the following languages:

العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Bassem Abo Alabass, Sherif Tarek & Ahram Online, Legal experts question legitimacy of Morsi’s constitutional changes, Ahram Online, August 13, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 13, 2012).
2. Randa Ali & Sara Mourad, Morsi’s Sunday surprise met with broad support by Egypt political forces, Ahram Online, August 13, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 13, 2012).
3. Egypt President Mursi explains army chief replacement, BBC News, August 13, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 13, 2012).
4. Egypt’s president asserts authority over army, Al Jazeera English, August 13, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 13, 2012).

08/08/2012 | Proposal | First Draft of entire new Tunisian Constitution

August 8, 2012 in Tunisia

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

Français

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Alice Fordham, Tunisia’s draft constitution brands women ‘complementary’ to men, The National, August 6, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 15, 2012).
2. Megan Radford, NGO Criticizes Limits on Press Freedom in Tunisia’s Draft Constitution, Tunisia Live, August 2, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 15, 2012).
3. Tunisia’s New Constitution : A Look From Within, Tunisia Live, August 13, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 14, 2012).
4. الشروق :«الشروق» تنفرد بنشر أوّل نسخة من مشروع الدستور الجديد, Alchourouk.com, Link (last visited Aug 14, 2012).
5. Tunisia: Fix Serious Flaws in Draft Constitution, Human Rights Watch, September 13, 2012, Link (last visited Sep 17, 2012).

01/08/2012 | New Constitutional Document | Provisional Constitution of Somalia

August 1, 2012 in Somalia

Links to the text in the following languages:

Afsoomaali

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

English

The new constitution still possesses earmarks concerning specific issues that will be discussed in the future parliament. Only after a national referendum the Provisional Constitution will enter into force.

Secondary Materials:

1. George Okere, Somalia moves to get new constitution, AfricaNews, August 1, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 1, 2012).
2. Somali Draft Provisional Constitution Guidebook, United Nations Political Office for Somalia, July 25, 2012, Link (English), Link (Somali) (last visited Aug 1, 2012).
3. Somali leaders pass new constitution after thwarting attack, USA Today, August 1, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 1, 2012).
4. Somali Leaders Approve New Constitution, Voice of America, August 1, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 1, 2012).
5. Somali leaders back new constitution, BBC News, August 1, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 1, 2012).
6. Statement from the SRSG on the adoption of the Provisional Constitution of the Somalia Republic, United Nations Political Office for Somalia, August 1, 2012, Link (last visited Aug 1, 2012).

08/07/2012 | Related Legal Text | Presidential Decree 11/2012 reinstating formerly dissolved Parliament

July 8, 2012 in Egypt

Links to the amendment in the following languages:

العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Sherif Tarek, President’s reinstatement of Egypt parliament met with praise, indignation, Ahram Online, July 8, 2012, Link (last visited Jul 9, 2012).
2. Ashri: President Morsi Reinstates Parliament, Siding with Popular Will and Rule of Law, IKHANWEB, July 8, 2012, Link (last visited Jul 9, 2012).
3. Egyptian President Mursi reverses parliament dissolution, BBC News, July 8, 2012, Link (last visited Jul 9, 2012).
4. Egypt’s Morsi orders parliament to reconvene, Al Jazeera English, July 9, 2012, Link (last visited Jul 9, 2012).

05/07/2012 | Amendment | 3rd Amendment to the Constitutional Declaration i.a. taking away constitution-making power from the National Congress

July 5, 2012 in Libya

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Nehal El-Sherif, Confusion in Libya on constitutional change ahead of election, DPA, Link (last visited Jul 16, 2012).
2. Umar Khan & George Grant, NTC takes responsibility for constitution from National Conference, Libya Herald, July 5, 2012, Link (last visited Jul 14, 2012).

22/06/2012 | Related Legal Text | Joint Communiqué of the Consultative Meeting of the Signatories of the Process for Ending the Transition

June 22, 2012 in Somalia

Links to the text in the following languages:

Afsoomaali- [Support the project - submit available references]

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Sung Un, UN welcomes Somalia moves toward constitution, JURIST, June 22, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 23, 2012).
2. Roadmap for the End of Transition in Somalia, Somali Stakeholders, September 6, 2011, Link.
3. UN envoy welcomes agreement on Somalia’s constitution-making process, UN News Centre, , Link (last visited Jun 23, 2012).

21/06/2012 | Interpretation | Kuwait Constitutional Court reinstates previous Parliament

June 21, 2012 in Kuwait

Links to the text of the Decree in the following languages:

العربية - [See text after explanation in the middle of the page]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Sung Un, Paper Chase: Kuwait court invalidates newly elected parliament, Jurist, June 20, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 21, 2012).
2. Kuwait court voids election and reinstates BBC News, June 20, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 21, 2012)
3. Constitutional Court Ruling, Kuwait National Assembly, June 21, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 21, 2012).
4. Muna Al-Fuzai, Constitutional monarchies, Kuwait Times, June 20, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 25, 2012)

18/06/2012 | Related Legal Text | Emir Decree 149 suspends Parliament for one Month based on Article 106 of the Constitution of Kuwait

June 18, 2012 in Kuwait

Links to the text of the Decree in the following languages:

العربية - [See text after explanation in the middle of the page]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Mahmoud Harby, Sami Aboudi & Pravin Char, Kuwait’s ruler suspends parliament for a month, Reuters, June 18, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 19, 2012).
2. Abubakar a. Ibrahim & Nihal Sharaf, Cool off … Take a month: Amir, Arab Times, June 19, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 19, 2012).
3. Kuwait’s emir suspends parliament for one month, Pakistan Daily Times, June 19, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 19, 2012).
4. Muna Al-Fuzai, Constitutional monarchies, Kuwait Times, June 20, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 25, 2012)

14/06/2012 | Interpretation | Egypt SCC declaring Law 38 of 1972 on Parliament (amended 2011) unconstitutional, dissolving Parliament

June 14, 2012 in Egypt

Links to excerpts of the decision by the Supreme Constitutional Court in the following languages:

العربية

English – [translation provided by RN]

English – [Full judgement]

Secondary Materials:

1. Law No. 38 of 1972 on the People’s Assembly as amended 27/09/2011,  العربية , English, see also the entry on this law.
2. Chibli Mallat, Saving Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court from itself, Ahram Online, June 15, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 16, 2012).
3. Egypt dissolves its Parliament, The Boston Globe, June 15, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 15, 2012).
4. Egypt court says whole parliament unconstitutional, orders dissolution, Al Arabiya News, June 14, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 15, 2012).
5. Egypt supreme court calls for parliament to be dissolved, BBC News, May 14, 2012, Link (last visited Jun 15, 2012).

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