Part 5 Liberty, Equality, and The Rights of Minorities, 5.1 International Human Rights Law as a Framework for Emerging Constitutions in Arab Countries
Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder
The political changes in the Middle East and North Africa that have happened since early 2011 highlight the pressing need for new constitutions in that region. In response to the popular demands or pursuant to the initiatives of the governments/heads of state in several Arab countries, constitutional reforms have either already taken place or have been promised.1 The origin of the move to reform is the democratic aspirations of the people. It is therefore natural to expect that special attention be paid to the role and place of international human rights law in...