Constitutional Reform

ARI seeks to promote the principle of constitutionalism as a dynamic and ongoing process that needs to be sustained after the constitution is adopted to help relate the text to the day-to-day practice of citizenship.

Realizing that this is a foundational process of the transition period in which the actual framing of the state is in the making, ARI will serve as a resource for information on constitutional provisions concerning critical issues like the social role of the state, the role of the military and regulation of diversity. The transition situation does not apply to all Arab countries but ARI's scope in this project will include constitutional reforms that are not necessarily related to uprisings.

Discussions, in this project, are held between Arab constitutional lawyers, sociologists, economists, political scientists and experts in conflict resolution as well as experts in comparative constitutional law.