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Consitution-making Project


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),

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Details :
  • Author : Harriet Cornell
  • Category : Comparative, Peace Processes
  • Date : July 16, 2015
  • Tags : Evidence & Indicators Measurement Success & Failure