Marginalized Groups and Constitution Building - A Roundtable Report
This document (Marginalized Groups and Constitution Building - A roundtable Report) highlights the key conclusions and recommendations emerging from an expert roundtable conference in the hague, organized by International IDEA in October 2013, with support from the Government of Norway on the theme of constitution building processes and marginalized and minority groups.
More than 30 theorists and practitioners drawn from academia, government, civil society and research institutions to work on issues at the intersection between constitution building processes and the political participation of minorities and members of other marginalized groups.
It aimed to distil the experiences, challenges and lessons learned from the participation of minorities and members of marginalized groups in different constitution building processes around the world.
The roundtable discussions were structured around six thematic sessions:
1. Gender 2. Ethnic minorities 3. Religious minorities 4. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and Intersexual (LGBTI) groups 5. New technology 6. International support.
This briefing report highlights the key conclusions and recommendations that emerged from the discussions. These refer to process issues as well as substantive and implementation questions.