ConstitutionNet Updates: December 2016

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This is the last Newsletter of 2016 and contains two analyses and a number of updates on ongoing constitutional reforms worldwide. The Philippines is undergoing constitutional reforms aimed at transforming the country into a full-fledged federal state. While the strong political support could lead to the first round of reforms to the 1987 Constitution, the possible inclusion of opportunistic reforms and fluctuations in political fortune may undermine its success. The end of year editorial looks back at the more than 45 Voices from the Field pieces covering 40 countries published on ConstitutionNet in 2016. While a number of reform processes were either finalized or defeated, many more are still in progress. The updates in this Newsletter covering countries from South Korea to Antigua and Barbuda, Georgia to South Sudan should prepare us for what promises to be another busy year for constitution building.

As 2016 ends, we would like to thank you for your faithful followership. International IDEA and ConstitutionNet will continue the flow of updates and analyses in 2017. Until then, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.

Note that we still have an open call for papers about Constitutional Responses to the crisis of representation and oligarchic democracy, deadline 4 January 2017. For details see the events section below.

ConstitutionNet Analyses - Voices from the Field
  Constitution Building in 2016: Through the lens of ConstitutionNet’s Voices from the Field
Adem K Abebe
Duterte’s Philippines and the push for constitutional shift towards federalism
Miriam Coronel Ferrer
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What we are reading this month
  Op-ed: Us Electoral College a medieval relic, only the US still has one
Op-ed: After impeachment of Korean President, constitution reform of presidency takes center stage
Op-ed: Is Colombia’s Santos bypassing constitution in signing new peace deal with FARC?
Op-ed: Lessons for Nepal’s new Constitution from India’s experience in accommodating diversity
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