July 3, 2013 – Milan, Italy: Constitutional transitions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia: between continuity and innovation: Interview with Zaid Al-Ali, International IDEA
The recent processes of constitutionalisation in the Southern bank of the Mediterranean Sea have had legal, political and social consequences of remarkable relevance. At the centre of the debate surrounding these dynamics is the quest for a balance between the needs of a laic and modern State and the role played by the religious authority in inspiring how the State itself is to function. On July 3, 2013, at FEEM headquarters in Milan, senior adviser on constitutional building for International IDEA Zaid Al-Ali offered a unique and analytical vision of these processes.
Could you sum-up for us the drafting process and underline where it is weak and what could be the consequences? From a point of view on the constitutional framework – what could be the next step? Rewriting it? Making some changes and having again a chaotic situation?