Op-ed: A Syrian constitution by August: by whom and for whom?
By 26 April 2016
UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (photo credit: Leonhard Foeger/AP)
<div class="entry-summary"><p>Lasting constitutional settlements require a divided political community to arrive at a shared vision of their common future, and for the general public to support this vision. This takes dialogue, deliberation and time.</p></div><div class="entry-content"><p>In a joint press conference on 24 March, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, jointly agreed on an <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/03/255138.htm">approach</a> for ending the conflict in Syria, including “a target schedule for establishing a framework for a political transition and also a draft constitution” by August 2016.</p>
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