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Tunisian Constitution: Text and Context

[Tunisian MPs dispute sharia in new constitution. Image by Houda Trabelsi/Magharebia.]

On Wednesday, 8 August, al-Chourouq newspaper published an advance copy of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly’s newly released draft constitution to the public and to the Board for Constitutional Coordination, Composition, and Amendment. The completion of this draft, which will replace the former Tunisian constitution originally written in 1959, is a landmark in Tunisia’s post-Ben Ali political landscape, although the extensive political ...

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Jeremy Farrell

 

Jeremy Farrell is currently a MA candidate in Arabic Language & Literature at UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages & Culture. He was a 2011-12 Fellow at the Cairo Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA), and lived in Tunisia from 2007-9 while researching at the Centre d'études maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) and working at  AMIDEAST Tunis.