CT Clinic Releases Reports on Combatting Corruption & Decentralization

The Constitutional Transitions Clinic has released three more reports: “Combating Corruption: Constitutional Frameworks for the Middle East and North Africa”; “Decentralization in Unitary States: Constitutional Frameworks for the Middle East and North Africa”; and “Oil and Natural Gas: Constitutional Frameworks for the Middle East and North Africa”. Constitutional Transitions ran the Constitutional Transitions Clinic at the New York University School […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States’ Regional Center in Cairo Joins Clinic Partnership

The Constitutional Transitions Clinic is pleased to announce that for its second year, the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States, through its Regional Center in Cairo, will be joining the existing clinical partnership with the West Asia and North Africa Office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). This […]

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 […]

CT and NYU Law Host President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia

In a visit to NYU Law on September 24, Dr. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia, delivered an address on “The Past, Present, and Future of the Arab Spring.” The event, presented by Constitutional Transitions, was introduced by Dean Trevor Morrison and Constitutional Transitions Faculty Director and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry. As the […]

CT and International IDEA Release Opinion on Egypt’s 2012 Constitution

In July 2013 Constitutional Transitions and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) prepared an opinion outlining strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 Egyptian Constitution. An Arabic language version of the opinion is now before the “Committee of 50,” appointed by Egypt’s interim government to draft a new constitutional text. That opinion […]

Partnership with International IDEA Enters Second Year

Following a busy and successful first year, Constitutional Transitions is about to enter the second year of its multi-faceted partnership with its current client, the West Asia and North Africa Office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). International IDEA, an intergovernmental organization composed of 27 member states, is a recognized […]

CT Summer Researchers Advise on Constitution Drafting from Cairo and Tunis

As part of its ongoing two-year partnership with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), Constitutional Transitions sent three students from New York University School of Law to work as summer researchers at International IDEA’s regional office in Cairo. The summer fellows each prepared a chapter for a manual that International IDEA […]

Constitutional Transitions Clinic Completes First Year

The Constitutional Transitions Clinic recently concluded its successful first year of operations. The clinic was launched by CT Director Sujit Choudhry to serve as a New York “back office” to support organizations and advisors working in the field as a part of constitution building processes. The clinic is staffed by law student researchers, who respond […]

CT Director Addresses International Conference on an International Constitutional Court

On 3 May 2013, Constitutional Transitions’ Faculty Director Sujit Choudhry gave a plenary address at an international conference on the establishment of an International Constitutional Court. The conference was convened by Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia. Creating such a court is an initiative of the Tunisian Presidency. The proposed court would serve […]

31 May 2013: Sujit Choudhry and CT Clinic Featured in New York Law Journal Q&A

This article was first published on 31 May 2013 in the New York Law Journal. The original is available here. Sujit Choudhry last month returned from a trip to Tunisia with 16 members of the recently established Constitutional Transitions Clinic at New York University School of Law, which he directs. Tunisian protesters triggered the ‘Arab […]

8 April 2013: CT Clinic Researchers Present Reports at University of Tunis

From 7 to 11 April 2013, researchers from the Constitutional Transitions Clinic travelled to Tunis, where they presented their research on pressing constitutional issues unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), at a conference hosted at the University of Tunis Al-Manar’s Faculty of Law and Political Science. The team included 16 researchers from […]

CT Researchers Meet with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki

On 10 April 2013, researchers from the Constitutional Transitions Clinic met with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki to discuss Tunisia’s ongoing constitutional transition. The meetings were part of the clinic’s four-day trip to Tunisia, during which they also met members of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly as well as officials from the US Embassy, and presented their […]

January 2013: Sujit Choudhry Advises Libyan Experts and Parliamentarians in Tripoli

Constitutional Transitions’ Faculty Director Professor Sujit Choudhry traveled to Tripoli, Libya in January 2013 to lead a workshop on Constituent Assembly procedures and institutions. The workshop was organized by the West Asia and North Africa office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), and was attended by members of the Legal […]

16 November 2012: CT Consults with Tunisian Constituent Assembly and Civil Society in Tunis

On the invitation of the West Asia and North Africa regional office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), Professor Sujit Choudhry and research fellow Richard Stacey recently traveled to Tunis to lead a seminar on 16 November for members of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly (CA) and civil society on ‘semi-presidential’ […]

CT Student Researchers Weigh in from Beirut on Egyptian Shifts

As student researchers this past summer with NYU Law’s new Center for Constitutional Transitions, headed by Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry, Christopher Roberts ’12 and Amos Toh (LL.M. ’12) found themselves weighing in on the internationally scrutinized and highly complex constitutional drafting process unfolding in post-revolutionary Egypt. “I think that Egypt has been particularly, even […]

New Partnership with International IDEA

The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) is very pleased to announce its recent partnership with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). International IDEA, an intergovernmental organization composed of 27 member states, is a recognized leader in the promotion of sustainable democracy worldwide.   This unique two-year project […]

Launch of the Constitutional Transitions Clinic

Constitutional Transitions is pleased to announce the launch of the Constitutional Transitions Clinic. The clinic is the main component of Constitutional Transitions’ educational activities, working to train the next generation of constitutional advisors while simultaneously helping to overcome the missing link in the design of current field missions in societies undergoing constitutional transitions. The Constitutional Transitions […]