Event: SOAS Symposium: Law, Politics and Constitution-Making in the Arab Spring

UK Constitutional Law Association

SOAS logo20 March 2015, 15:25-19:00

Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London, UK


Welcome Notes:

Dr. Nimer Sultany, Law Department, SOAS

Professor Matthew Craven, Dean, Faculty of Law & Social Sciences, SOAS

15:30 – 17:00

Panel I: Whose Constitution?

Professor Mohamed Fadel, Toronto Law School, Constitutionalism, Democracy and Political Division: the Virtues of a Modus Vivendi

Dr. Nadia Marzouki, European University Institute, The Politics of Compromise from the Constitutional Debate to Elections

Hedayat Heikal, Harvard Law School, The Puzzle of the Persisting Faith in Constitutionalism

Discussant: Dr. Scott Newton, Law Department, SOAS

Moderator: Professor Mashood Baderin, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan; Law Department, SOAS

17:30 – 19:00

Panel II: The Politics of Rule of Law

Hossam Bahgat, Journalism School, Columbia University, The State of Human Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt


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