RN team develops cutting-edge ME constitutional timeline


What happened constitutionally on December 10, 2011 in Tunisia? On June 17, 2012 in Egypt?*

The Constitutional Team at Right to Nonviolence (RN) recently launched an innovative new tool, the Constitutional Transitions Timeline, designed for users to track and better understand the historic changes being witnessed in the Middle East revolution. Integrated on the website of RN’s Middle East Constitutional Forum (MECF), the timeline combines a comprehensive presentation of key events with a concise explanation of the significance for each.

Intuitive graphics and videos—and an interactive interface—provide an easy overview of the constitutional transition processes with explanatory videos on the specific status and main events in the constitutional transitions underway.

The timeline include links to a number of original legal documents as well as useful background information. The additional sources facilitate use of the timeline for in-depth research, while constantly keeping intact the wider context and objective—to provide easy and comprehensive access to constitutional documents and expertise for the ‘constitutional citizen’ of the Middle East.

So far, the cutting-edge web tool features individual timelines for Egypt and Tunisia, as well as a combined regional timeline. Additional countries—such as Libya and Yemen—will be covered in near future. The constitutional timeline is available for direct embedding on a site or blog, effortlessly enriching site visuals and content.

The Constitutional Transitions Timeline was developed by RN Research Associate Wendelin Federer, and Program Director of the Middle East Constitutional Forum (MECF) Tobias Peyerl.

*On December 10, 2011 in Tunisia the Interim Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly. In Egypt on June 17, 2012 SCAF issued controversial amendments to the Constitutional Declaration of March 30, 2011.

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