Constitutional Transitions mobilized knowledge through an innovative clinical program at the New York University School of Law from Fall 2012 through Spring 2014 that provided “back office” research support to constitutional advisors in the field, and deployed faculty experts and field researchers for support on the ground -- the Constitutional Transitions Clinic. We met field missions’ needs for comprehensive research, dramatically enhancing their effectiveness and efficiency in their role as policy advisors and actors.
The Constitutional Transitions Clinic published six reports (in English and Arabic) jointly with International IDEA and (for three reports) the United Nations Development Programme on combatting corruption; constitutional courts; semi-presidentialism; political party finance regulation; decentralization, and oil and gas regulation:
- “Combating Corruption: Constitutional Frameworks for the Middle East and North Africa"
- “Constitutional Courts after the Arab Spring: Appointment Mechanisms and Relative Judicial Independence”
- “Decentralization in Unitary States: Constitutional Frameworks for the Middle East and North Africa”
- “Oil and Natural Gas: Constitutional Frameworks for the Middle East and North Africa”
- “Political Party Finance Regulation: Constitutional reform After the Arab Spring”
- “Semi-Presidentialism as Power Sharing: Constitutional reform After the Arab Spring”