JCL-MENA is dedicated to encourage greater discussion and critical analysis of constitutional and legal developments in the MENA region. Featuring articles by legal scholars and practitioners from the region, it facilitates access to information on regional constitutional issues and debates for the global community of practitioners and scholars.
JCL-MENA is founded, managed and edited by the Arab Association of Constitutional Law. The first issue was published in English in December 2020 exclusively online due to the Covid-19 spread at the time of the launch. The second issue was published in English and Arabic in December 2021, both online and in print. The third issue is published in partnership with the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World (PLSMW) at Harvard Law School.
JCL-MENA will publish one issue every year. It will also periodically publish special issues that will cover either a specific topic at the cutting edge of constitutional law or a single country undergoing significant constitutional transformations.
Established in 2013, the Arab Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) is the first regional network of constitution drafting experts in the Middle East and North Africa. AACL’s main objective is to contribute to good governance by promoting intra-regional learning. It also aims to provide objective, grounded and forward-thinking technical analysis of the region's constitutional frameworks and to apply its expertise to legal and constitutional reform efforts throughout the region.
The Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World (PLSMW) is a research program at Harvard Law School with a mission to support rigorous and cutting-edge scholarship that addresses the complex relationships between law and society in Muslim majority and minority contexts around the world.