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(S)electing Constitution-Making Bodies in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

(S)electing Constitution-Making Bodies in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings Citation: Download report. Key recommendations: Peace mediators and constitutional advisors should bear in mind that the constitution-building process after conflict often starts before the actual making of the new constitutional framework. When thinking about the type of constitution-making bodies (CMB) that will be in charge of both […]

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Substate Constitutions in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings

Substate Constitutions in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings Citation: Download the report. Key points: • In order to understand whether (and how) substate constitution-building might help address the relationship between substate communities and the central state, it is important to examine the relationship of territory and identity to conflict. This relationship is shaped by the social […]

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Interim Constitutions: Peacekeeping and Democracy-Building Tools, Final Report

Interim Constitutions: Peacekeeping and Democracy-Building Tools, Final Report Citation: Download the report. Policy points: • Interim constitutions have the potential to facilitate consensus over time, cultivate culture of participatory constitutionalism and address sequencing issues regarding elections and institutions to implement constitutional frameworks. • The international community has a role to play in the development of […]

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Constitution-Building in Political Settlement Processes: The Quest for Inclusion

Constitution-Building in Political Settlement Processes: The Quest for Inclusion, Discussion Report Citation: Download report Policy points: • A balance between allowing time to build consensus and using deadlines to keep the process on track needs to be found. • The constitution includes mechanisms for holding political elites accountable and strengthens the case for the inclusion […]

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Sequencing Peace Agreements and Constitutions in the Political Settlement Process

Sequencing Peace Agreements and Constitutions in the Political Settlement Process Citation:  Download the report Policy points: • Sequencing political settlement processes matters for successful transitions from conflict to stable constitutional order. In some cases, staged constitution-making processes are necessary. • Constitution-making processes require public participation but also sufficient elite buy-in to build a political settlement. […]

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