Rule of Law and the Historic Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa

2012 Rule of Law Conference

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After the Revolutions: Rule of Law and the Historic Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa

In most cases, post-revolutionary nations must begin an often decades-long process of building the rule of law. Post-Arab Spring countries will be no exception. What are the prospects for the transitioning countries in the Middle East and North Africa? What are the most significant impediments? Is it the military, the police, the lack of a rule of law culture, or perhaps a by-product of decades of authoritarian rule?

audioModerator: Stephen McInerney, Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy

audioPanelist: Dr. Marina Ottaway, Director of the Middle East Program at Carnegie Endowment

audioPanelist: John Beasley, Senior Advisor for Rule of Law to the Office of the Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions, U.S. Department of State

audioPanelist: Perry Cammack, Professional Staff Member, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

audioPanelist: Paul Simonett, ABA ROLI Gulf Program Director (Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)

audioPanelist: Omar Badawi, Program Manager, ABA ROLI Middle East and North Africa Division

audio Question and answer session

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