Democracy Reporting International
Publié le 01-10-2012. Ajoutée le 11 novembre 2016
In view of a history of human rights abuses by authoritarian regimes, many constitution-makers in the Arab world are seeking to enshrine ironclad human right guarantees into the new constitutions. When considering the protection of human rights, it is important to also discuss their limitations. This may seem counter-intuitive in a context of widespread human rights abuses by the recent authoritarian regimes, but only few rights have no limits. Therefore a precise, rights-friendly system of limitations is preferable to an absence of constitutional text on such limitations, which would create a legal grey zone where rights protection could erode once more. International human-rights law includes a number of key elements that ensure that limitations of rights do not undermine these rights altogether.