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Tunisian judges learn about limitations to restrictions of constitutional rights

January 17, 2018

In many areas the implementation of Tunisia’s 2014 Constitution is still at the beginning, for example ...

Local authorities in Lebanon need to be better empowered to provide services to the people

January 17, 2018

Decentralisation is high on Lebanon’s political agenda, confirmed as a priority by President Aoun in October ...

Sri Lanka: Let’s Talk About Our Constitution!

December 20, 2017

The overhaul of Sri Lanka’s constitution was a main promise of the government elected in 2015. ...

DRI School on civic activism in Ukraine

December 18, 2017

In the beginning of December DRI organised a school on civic activism, which took place in ...

Questions and Answers: Sri Lankan Youth Engage with the Constitutional Reform Process

December 15, 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2017, ...

Administering Justice in a Democracy: Top Justice Body from Tunisia studies Belgium’s System

December 13, 2017

Tunisia has established a Supreme Judicial Council, which will overlook all judges in the country, a ...

False frames. How we undermine democracy with careless language

December 11, 2017

DRI Briefing Paper 89, by Michael Meyer-Resende, Finn Heinrich and Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf Summary The media and many ...

Ukraine Legislative Monitor – a tool to monitor reforms in Ukraine

December 11, 2017

On 16 November DRI presented its “Ukraine Legislative Monitor”, a web tool available in Ukrainian and ...

Constitution in practice – DRI legal school in Ukraine

December 7, 2017

[View the story "Constitution in Practice - DRI Legal school" on ...

Europe’s democracies are transforming and ‘populism’ is a poor explanation

November 30, 2017

After Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in 2016, many observers predicted doomsday for democracy ...

How to monitor human rights in a trade context?

November 30, 2017

20-21 November 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka The EU offers nine vulnerable countries significant trade preferences in ...

Tunisia should pass the Decentralisation Law before the local elections

November 24, 2017

Decentralisation experts, civil society and citizens called on the Tunisian Parliament to adopt the new Decentralisation ...