This project involves a partnership with International IDEA’s constitution-building unit. It involves a series of four workshops on: interim constitutions, sequencing of peace agreements and constitutions, sub-national constitutions, and timing of elections and constitutions.
Each project involves a workshop will involve global experts in constitution-making and participants who have been involved in constitution-making drafting and consultation processes from key conflict states. Each workshop involves deliberation and discuss of key case studies, out of which a workshop report is produced. This report is then developed into a fuller policy report. Each report will deal with a specific challenge with regard to the relationship between conflict resolution and constitution-making, and will provide policy advice to the field.
Constitution-making and peace-making are intrinsically linked, often in complicated sequencing patterns. While peace agreements often have narrow political-military elite participation, constituiton-making processes are often assumed to be vehicles for much broader participation. Little work exists on how constitution-making projects work as a vehcile for conflict resolution. This project contributes to the evidence base, and also provides data which can connect with our other data processes.
Christine Bell and Asanga Welikala (GJA, UoE); Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher and Sumit Bisarya (International IDEA Constitution-building Unit),
Key Publications (search for more):
- Bell, C., & et.al. (2014). Interim Constitutions in Post-Conflict Settings (PSRP Report in Cooperation with IDEA). Stockholm: International IDEA.
- Bell, C., & Zulueta-Fülscher, K. (2016). Sequencing Peace Agreements and Constitutions in the Political Settlement Process. Stockholm: International IDEA.
- Global Constitutionalism Journal Special Issue: Constitution-making and political settlements in times of transition
Photo: Nikoletta Majewska
- Author : Harriet Cornell
- Category : Comparative, Peace Processes
- Date : July 16, 2015
- Tags : Evidence & Indicators Measurement Success & Failure