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Arab legal systems

v  Why Won’t Saudi Arabia Write down its own Laws,” Foreign Policy, 23 January 2012

v  Americans, Put Away Your Quills,” Foreign Policy, 8 November 2011

v  Do Tunisians Agree on More Than They Realize?Foreign Policy, 9 August 2011

v  Constitutional Rebirth: Tunisia and Egypt Reconstruct Themselves, report presented to the United Nations Development Program, August 2011 (in English and Arabic)

v Islamic law and the Egyptian constitution; two article with Clark Lombardi

o   Do Constitutions Requiring Adherence to Shari`a Threaten Human Rights? How Egypt's Constitutional Court Reconciles Islamic Law with the Liberal Rule of Law,” 21 American University International Law Review 379-435 (2006)

o   The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt on Islamic Law, Veiling and Civil Rights: An Annotated Translation of Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt Case No. 8 of Judicial Year 17 (May 18, 1996),” 21 American University International Law Review 437 (2006)

v  “Islam, Human Rights, and Constitutionalism,” video of lecture delivered at Middlebury College, March 2, 2007

v  The Religious Aspects of Arab Constitutions,” video of lecture delivered at Catholic University, February 22, 2006

v  Criminal Justice and Prosecution in the Arab World,” study prepared with Hesham Nasr and Jill Crystal for the United Nations Development Program, Program on Governance in the Arab Region,” October 2004

v  Constitutions and Accountable Governments in the Arab world,” 2003 Constitution Address, Dickinson College, September 2003

v  Judicial Independence in the Arab World,” study prepared with Dr. Adel Omar Sherif of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt for the United Nations Development Program, Program on Governance in the Arab Region, September 2002

v  Arab Judicial Structures,” study prepared for the United Nations Development Program, Program on Governance in the Arab Region, August 2001

v  Mechanisms of Accountability in Arab Governance: The Present and Future of Judiciaries and Legislatures in the Arab World,” study prepared for the United Nations Development Program, Program on Governance in the Arab Region, December 2001

v  “Women and Law in the Muslim World,” unpublished paper, 1996

v Arab Administrative Courts and Judicial Control of the Bureaucracy,” paper presented to the annual conference of the Structure of Government Section, International Political Science Association, Ben-Gurion University, Israel , February 1997