Justice Albie Sachs Discusses his Role “Judging the Judges After Transition” in Kenya

On 16 April 2013, Constitutional Transitions had the privilege of hosting Albie Sachs for a lecture on his experience vetting judges in Kenya as part of that country’s transition away from the post-election crisis of 2007-8. Sachs, who served until recently as a Justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, undertook these responsibilities as […]

Sujit Choudhry Speaks at UN DPA on Libyan Constitutional Transitions

On 15 March 2013, Constitutional Transitions’ Faculty Director Sujit Choudhry spoke at a panel event, “Principles vs. Pragmatism in Constitution-making: Challenges and Opportunities in the Libyan Constitutional Process.” The event was organized by the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He was joined on the panel by Muin […]

Kristen Stilt Discusses the Migration of Constitutional Islam at CT Colloquium

On 27 February 2013, Professor Kristen Stilt presented her book project, Constitutional Islam: Genealogies, Transmissions, and Meanings at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium.  Stilt is a Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, and is an affiliated faculty member in the History Department.  A video-recording of her presentation is available here. Stilt’s book project […]

Panel Discusses Sri Lanka’s Post-War Slide Toward Authoritarianism

On 21 February 2013, Constitutional Transitions hosted Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu and Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy for a discussion on post-war Sri Lanka, and that country’s slide toward authoritarianism and away from a lasting resolution of its ethnic conflict following the military defeat of the Tamil Tigers in May 2009. The event, “Sri Lanka: Post-War to Post-Conflict,” […]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Recognizes CT for Promoting & Advancing Democracy

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recognized  Constitutional Transitions for its work to advance democracy around the world in a report on “common challenges facing States in their efforts to secure democracy and the rule of law from a human rights perspective.” Constitutional Transitions was highlighted in a section on best practices […]

13 February 2013: Mohammad Fadel Explores the Idea of Islamic Public Law at CT Colloquium

On 13 February 2013, Professor Mohammad Fadel presented his research on Islamic public law at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. Fadel is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, and Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law. A video recording of his presentation is available here. Fadel’s article challenges scholars who […]

Introducing Constitutional Transitions Visiting Fellow and UCLA Professor of Law Stephen Gardbaum

The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) is pleased to introduce Spring 2013 visiting fellow Stephen Gardbaum. Professor Gardbaum is joining the Center from the UCLA School of Law, where he is the MacArthur Foundation Professor of International Justice & Human Rights. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, Gardbaum is internationally recognized for his […]

Introducing Global Visiting Professor of Law And CT Visiting Fellow Radhika Coomaraswamy

The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) is very pleased to introduce Radhika Coomaraswamy. Professor Coomaraswamy is a Visiting Fellow of the Center for Spring 2013 and an NYU Global Visiting Professor of Law. Most recently, Professor Coomaraswamy served as the U.N. Under Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict and […]

30 January 2013: Gianluca Parolin Discusses Constitutionalism in the Gulf at CT Colloquium

On 30 January 2013, Gianluca Parolin presented his research on authoritarian constitutionalism in the Persian Gulf states at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. Parolin is Assistant Professor of Law at the American University in Cairo, a Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Transitions for 2012-13. […]

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 […]

Introducing Stephen Starr, @ConstDev Editor and Author on the Syrian Uprising

With great pleasure, the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) would like to introduce Stephen Starr, editor of the Center’s @ConstDev feed and noted author on the uprising and ongoing civil war in Syria. Before joining the Center, Stephen spent five years as a journalist based in Damascus, where he reported first-hand […]

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’ […]

28 November 2012: Ellen Lust Discusses Social Ties and Representation at Colloquium Event

On 28 November 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) welcomed Professor Ellen Lust to present her ongoing research on the interactions between social ties and political representation in the Arab world. The event was the fifth session of the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium. A video recording of the event is available here. Lust, […]

14 November 2012: Mona El-Ghobashy Discusses Egypt’s New Constitution at CT Colloquium

On 14 November 2012, Mona El-Ghobashy led a discussion at the Constitutional Transitions Colloquium on the latest dynamics emerging in Egypt’s constitutional process. El-Ghobashy, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, has closely monitored the evolution of the draft Egyptian constitution. Her presentation synthesized these real-time developments into an analysis of how executive power […]

24 October 2012: Nathan Brown Presents Paper at Colloquium

On 24 October 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) welcomed Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, to present his latest research on the constitutional politics of the Arab region. Brown’s presentation, entitled “Post-Tahrir Politics and the […]

CT Hosts Delegation from Vietnamese Institute of Public Policy and Law

On 3 October 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) and the U.S.-Asia Law Institute hosted a visiting delegation from the Vietnamese Institute of Public Policy and Law for a workshop on the upcoming revision of Vietnam’s constitution, entitled “The Vietnamese Constitutional Revision Process: An Informal Dialogue.” Moderated by Professor of Law […]