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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?, 6.3 The Mauritanian Constitutional Court after the Military Coup of 2008

Ahmed Salem Ould Bouboutt

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

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

Military regimes have always been well known for establishing their own “law”, 1 substituting it—forcibly—for the legal system, democratic or otherwise, that had previously been in place. What is not so well known was for military regimes to allow two legal systems to coexist: a “chunk” of law arising from the previous legal system and a “chunk” arising from the new “legal” system, which in practice could result in a curious amalgam of an institutional framework established, in part, by democratic process and in part by a praetorian arrangement devoid of any...
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