Constitutional Revolution & the Arab Spring
Constitutional Borrowing and other Hazards: The Islamic Republic and Transformations in Islamic Law

Professor Miriam Kunkler, Assistant Professor, Princeton University, talking at the Constitutional Revolution & the Arab Spring Conference on 24 February 2012.


Professor Kunkler explores how, in Iranian constitutional and in penal law, pragmatic considerations have begun to trump ideological commitments to Shii jurisprudence since the 1979 constitution, most notably so with the introduction of maslahat as a valid legal principle in 1988.