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Bargaining on Constitutions: Political Settlements and Constitutional State-building

Bargaining on Constitutions: Political Settlements and Constitutional State-building Citation: Journal article: Download journal article. Based on a 2016 research paper: Download the Edinburgh School of Law research paper series. Policy point: • Constitutional theory is a resource for those seeking to promote constitutionalism as tool for reaching political settlements to resolve conflict. • Constitutions need […]

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Letting off Steam: Interim Constitutions as a Safety Valve to the Pressure-Cooker of Transitions in Conflict-Affected States?

Letting off Steam: Interim Constitutions as a Safety Valve to the Pressure-Cooker of Transitions in Conflict-Affected States? Citation: Download the journal article. Abstract: Recent years have seen considerably more attention being given to constitution-making as a field of deliberate study and practice, particularly with regards to the challenges and opportunities posed by constitution-making in conflict-affected […]

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Interim Constitutions in Post-Conflict Settings

Interim Constitutions in Post-Conflict Settings Citation:  Download the report. Policy points: • Interim constitution need to be understood as a possible option. • Context matters and needs to be considered. • There is knowledge to draw from interim constitution processes and documents that worked. • This report provides a number of contextual considerations and issues […]

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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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International Gender Equality Norms and the Local Peacemaking Political Settlement

International Gender Equality Norms and the Local Peacemaking Political Settlement Citation: Download working paper. Policy points: • International interventions shaped by international gender norms commitment and expertise can re-structure local incentives and lead to local gender equality actors being taken seriously. • External interventions based on gender equality norms can usefully challenge local civil society […]

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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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