Cleveland Helps Tunisia Draft Constitution

Fall 2013

Constitutional law expert Sarah H. Cleveland spent two days in Venice helping the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia draft its constitution. Cleveland serves as the U.S. observer on the European Commission for Democracy through Law (also known as the Venice Commission), which functions as a constitutional advisory board for countries that are in the process of building democratic governments. Tunisia has been working on creating a new constitution since 2011. Cleveland, the Louis Henkin Professor in Human and Constitutional Rights, was appointed to the commission by the White House in 2010.