What is a Constitution? Principles and Concepts

This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
1 June 2016
Language: 
Myanmar
Pages: 
12
Author(s): 
W. Elliot Bulmer
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The vast majority of contemporary constitutions describe the basic principles of the state, the structures and processes of government and the fundamental rights of citizens in a higher law that cannot be unilaterally changed by an ordinary legislative act. This higher law is usually referred to as a constitution.

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. 

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