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Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring by Grote, Rainer; Röder, Tilmann J (22nd August 2016)

Part 6 Constitutional Courts: New Guardians of the Constitutions?, 6.1 Constitutional Review in Arab CountriesDawn of a New Era?

Rainer Grote

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

Constitutional review is a relatively late arrival to the Arab world. Although some early experiments with constitutional review were undertaken in Arab states early in the 20th century, 1 it is only during the last three decades that the idea of constitutional review seems to have taken root more generally in the Arab world. A turning point came in 1979 with the establishment of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, which blends central elements of both the US and European styles of constitutional review in a unique way. 2 Unlike most European constitutional...
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