A limitation clause enables constitutional rights to be partially limited, to a specified extent and for certain limited and democratically justifiable purposes, while prohibiting restrictions that are harmful to democracy by reason on their purpose, nature or extent.
International IDEA’s Constitution-Building Primers are designed to assist in-country constitution-building or constitutional-reform processes by helping citizens, political parties, civil society organisations, public officials, and members of constituent assemblies make wise constitutional choices.
What is the Issue?
Rights and Their Limits
Judicial Terms of Office
Designing Limitation Clauses in Constitutions
Examples of constitutional provisions
References, Resources and Further Reading