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The Western model is a failure in Iraq and Afghanistan

May 3rd, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The U.S and Europe tend to see drafting a constitution as a way toward a negotiated peace, especially in post-conflict situations. In theory, this may seem appealing. But it can also cause greater instability by accentuating the wishes of a majority of citizens over a suppressed minority. It may be relatively easy to impose an election in a given country. It is far more difficult to establish legality, a commitment to basic rights, and a constitutional order of checks and balances within the institutions of government.

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Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Chairman and CEO, the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies

February 12th, 2010, Arabic, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Government, Iraq, Kuala Lumpur, Law and Human Rights, Malay, Malaysia, Media, Religion, Somalia, Think tank/Research center, Women's Rights

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali is the Founding Chairman and CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. He was a member of the Constitution Review Commission of Afghanistan (2003), UN Senior Advisor on constitutional reform in the Maldives (2004), advisor for the constitution of Iraq (2005) and currently is working on the new Constitution of Somalia.

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