Issue 9, September 2014

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Voices from the field

When constitutions and the state fail us: lessons from Ebola
by Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei
Why Nepal might not have a constitution on 22 January 2015
by Krishna Hachhethu
Zambia: Some team changes but does that guarantee a new constitution?

by Boniface Cheembe
Revisiting Libya’s federalism question: the challenge facing the Constitutional Assembly

by Suliman Ibrahim
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In the media this month


How to design a constitutional convention for the UK
by Alan Renwick
Constitution making in South Sudan and Somalia: a tale of two transitional constitutions
by Stoyan Panov
Negotiating Nepal’s new constitution: what are stakeholders up to?
by Tika Dhakal
Pakistan: Contradicting the constitution (il)legally
by Faryal Malik
Inside look Jordan’s proposed constitutional amendment
by Rana al-Sabbagh
What Spain should learn from Scotland’s independence referendum
by ElaineTeng
Scottish independence: Britain faces ‘constitutional crisis’ at next election
by Andrew Grice and Nigel Morris
Succession under the Constitution of Zimbabwe
by Dr Alex T. Magaisa
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Sri Lanka
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New International IDEA publication

  • Constitution Building: A Global Review (2013) The Constitution Building Programme would like to take this opportunity to extend special thanks to the chapter authors Melanie Allen, Sumit Bisarya, Sujit Choudhry, Tom Ginsburg, Christina Murray, Yuhniwo Ngenge, Cheryl Saunders, Richard Stacey and Nicole Töpperwien. We also extend our appreciation to the following for their contributions to the timelines: Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei of the Liberia Governance Commission, Hope Mubanga of Diakonia- Zambia and Prabindra Shakya of Nepal.
  • Thematic primers on constitution building processes The primers are designed as an introduction for non-specialist readers, and as a convenient aide-memoire for those with prior knowledge or experience of constitution-building. Arranged thematically around the practical choices faced by constitutionbuilders, the primers aim to explain complex issues in a quick and easy way.

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