Tom Ginsburg Discusses the Draft Egyptian Constitution on Worldview

Worldview 12.13.12
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Worldview
December 13, 2012

On Saturday Egyptians will vote in a referendum to approve a new constitution.  Members of the Egyptian opposition have encouraged Egyptians to vote “no.” During the last several weeks Egyptians have taken to the streets to protest the constitution, which was drafted by conservatives. Christians and other groups boycotted the process.

Tom Ginsburg is a professor of international laws at the University of Chicago. He runs the Comparative Constitutions Project and has helped draft new constitutions in countries such as Kenya and South Sudan. He joins us to talk about what is and isn’t included in Egypt’s new constitution.

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