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Creating Constitutions

Christina Murray, LAPA Fellow and University of Cape Town

April 28, 2009, by invitation only

The Program in Law and Public Affairs invites MPP/MPA (and Woodrow Wilson graduate) students to the next dinner in this year's series, Law in the Public Service: Not Just for Lawyers. This event is by invitation only. If interested, please e-mail Leslie Gerwin at lgerwin@princeton.edu.

Christina Murray is a Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs, and is a member of the Committee of Experts constituted under the Constitution of Kenya Review Act of 2008. She is also Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Cape Town. Between 1994 and 1996, she served on a panel of seven experts advising the South African Constitutional Assembly in drafting South Africa's 'final' Constitution. Since then, most of her work has focused on constitution-making, constitutional design and the implementation of new constitutions, particularly, South Africa's. In South Africa most of this work has been with the national Treasury (implementing the fiscal elements of the new decentralized system of government), and with the national Parliament and nine provincial legislatures. Work elsewhere includes Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Southern Sudan, Bolivia and Nepal.