Prof. Chibli Mallat

September 25, 2012 in e-forum presenters

Opening Address

A welcome and a thank you to our presenters and to our participants. Right to Nonviolence will be continuing its assessment of the Tunisian constitutional process with future visits and discussions taking place in Tunisia.

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Chibli Mallat, Chairman and Founder, Right to Nonviolence

Professor Chibli Mallat is Chairman and Founder of Right to Nonviolence. He is a law professor and a practicing attorney, and an active advocate of human rights, constitutional law, and judicial accountability. He is Presidential Professor of Law at the University of Utah and EU Jean Monnet Professor of European Law at Université Saint Joseph in Lebanon. He was the 2011 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Visiting Professor of Islamic Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and will be Visiting Professor at Yale Law School in the fall of 2012 teaching war and human rights, and Islamic and Middle Eastern law. Mallat has published and edited over thirty-five books, including Introduction to Middle Eastern Law, OUP 2007; and Iraq: Guide to Law and Policy, Kluwer 2009.

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Ms. Barbora Bukovska

September 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Tunisia: Freedom Demanded, Freedom Required. The Illegality of Anti-Blasphemy Laws

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Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director for Law and Policy, Article 19

Barbora Bukovska is a Senior Director for Law and Policy at ARTICLE 19, a leading international freedom of expression organization. In this capacity, she leads on development of ARTICLE 19 policies and provides legal oversight and support to all legal work of the organization. Barbora has an extensive experience working with various organisations on a range of human rights issues, including protection from discrimination, access to justice, deprivation of liberty, reproductive rights and community development, including litigation at the European Court of Human Rights. She graduated from the Law School of Charles University in Prague and has earned a doctorate degree in law in Slovakia and an LLM degree from Harvard Law School. In 1998 and 1999, she was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Law School in New York. Barbora has published widely on human rights issues and is qualified to practice law in the state of New York and in the Czech Republic.

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24/02/2012 | New Constitutional Document | 2012 Constitution of Syria

February 24, 2012 in Syria

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العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Al Jazeera English, Syria says new constitution approved (2012), Link (last visited Mar 9, 2012).
2. Jurist, Paper Chase: Syria voters approve new constitution (2012), Link (last visited Mar 9, 2012).

10/12/2011 | New Constitutional Document | Law on the Interim Organisation of Public Powers of Tunisia

December 10, 2011 in Tunisia

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العربية

Français

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Amine Ghali, Commentary: A tangled road lies ahead in Tunisia’s constitutional process (2011), The Daily Star, Link (last visited Jan 11, 2012).
2. Amin Allal, Avant on tenait le mur, maintenant on tient le quartier, 121 Politique africaine 53–67.
3. Hédi Ben Mrad, La question constitutionnelle, Link.
4. Sami Bostanji, La guerre de l’article premier n’aura pas lieu, Link.
5. Houki Chaker, Les conseils pour la protection de la révolution.
6. Hamadi Redissi, La nahdha et la transition démocratique, Link.
7. Letter to the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly Regarding the New Constitution, Human Rights Watch, March 19, 2012, Link (last visited Mar 22, 2012).

15/10/2011 | Proposal | Presidential Decree No. 33 of Syria

October 15, 2011 in Syria

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Secondary Materials:

1. Announcement by President Bashar Al Assad of a National Committee charged with preparing a new constitution within four months, Link.

04/08/2011 | Proposal | Constitutional Amendments

August 4, 2011 in Bahrain

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English

Secondary Materials:

1. Popular Protests in North Africa and the Middle East (III): The Bahrain Revolt (International Crisis Group) (2011)

2. Nada Bakri, Bahrain Opposition Says King’s Measures Fall Short, New York Times, January 15, 2012, Link.

03/08/2011 | New Constitutional Document | 2011 Constitutional Declaration of Libya

August 3, 2011 in Libya

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العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Contribution of Azza al-Maghur on the structural deficiencies of the Libyan constitutional process afoot in the post-Qaddafi constitutional moment (March 18, 2012), Link (Arabic), debate in the group “The Libyan constitutional process.”
2. Libya: State of the Transformation Process, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2011), Link  (last visited Jan 18, 2012).

09/07/2011 | New Constitutional Document | Transitional Constitution of Southern Sudan

July 9, 2011 in South Sudan

30/03/2011 | New Constitutional Document | Constitutional Declaration of Egypt

March 30, 2011 in Egypt

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العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Ahramonline, Egypt’s constitution: A controversial declaration (2011), Link.
2. RN Advisory Board Member Ayman Nour on the Constituent Assembly, Al Jazeera English, April 2, 2012. Video

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23/03/2011 | New Constitutional Document | Decree 14-2011 relating to the provisional organization of the public authorities

March 23, 2011 in Tunisia

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