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International assistance

The role of international or external support for national processes of constitution building has an instrumental impact on the design of these processes and the institutional choices that ultimately are framed in constitutions.

Training programme

The new Constitution Builders ACCESS Resource – is an interactive training tool that reinforces sharing experiences as a means to building the capacity of practitioners to solve some of the dilemmas that they face in constitution building.


The Handbook reviews and discusses some of the institutional and procedural design choices that practitioners have recently considered during contemporary constitution building.

Issue papers

Selected issues are considered at length based on emerging and ongoing dialogues among practitioners and specialists.


A collection of multimedia resources from and about constitution-building processes.

Web links

The web links provide a comprehensive list of relevant organizations and partners working in constitution building and related subjects.

Bodies and other organizations charged with creating, strengthening, and implementing a constitution.

Constitutional Courts after the Arab Spring: Appointment mechanisms and relative judicial independence

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The Constitutional Transitions Clinic ‘back office’ is preparing a series of thematic,comparative research reports on issues in constitutional design that have arisen in theMiddle East and North Africa. Zaid Al-Ali, Senior Adviser on Constitution Buildingat International IDEA, has acted as a…
Publisher: The Center for Constitutional Transitions, International IDEA

Yemen: Final Report of the Regions Committee on 10 Feb 2014

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This is the final report of the Regions Committee issued on 10 Feb 2014. The Committee task was to study and determin the six regions options. The report is also avilable in Arabic

اليمن: التقرير النهائي للجنة تحديد الاقاليم في 10 فبراير 2014

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صدر عن لجنة تحديد الاقاليم تقريرها النهائي بتاريخ 10 فبراير/شباط 2014. وكانت اللجنة قد جرى تشكيلها بموجب القرار الجمهوري 2 لسنة 2014 للقيام بدراسة واقرار خيار ستة اقالي…

Nepal: Draft Rules of Procedure of the Second Constituent Assembly (Nepalese)

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This is the Nepalese version of the Draft Rules of Procedure of the Second Constituent Assembly. 
Publisher: Constituent Assembly

ورقة نقاش: صياغة مشروع الدستور - تجارب مقارنة ودروس مستفادة

صدر عن المؤسسة الدولية للديمقراطية والانتخابات في يونيو/حزيران 2013، ورقة نقاش بعنوان: "صياغة مشروع الدستور: تجارب مقارنة ودروس مستفادة" في اطار مشروع "دعم البناء ال…
Publisher: المؤسسة الدولية للديمقراطية والانتخابات

المدرسة الدستورية الجديدة: الشكل الجديد للمسار التأسيسي

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أصدرت المنظمة الدولية للتقرير عن الديمقراطية في تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر 2012، تقريرها المعنون "المدرسة الدستورية الجديدة: الشكل الجديد للمسار التأسيسي". على إثر الت…
Publisher: المنظمة الدولية للتقرير عن الديمقراطية

Negotiating Libya’s Constitution

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Libya’s future as a democracy hinges on the constitution-drafting process and the ability of the constituent assembly to consider and adequately address major political and security challenges. A new Atlantic Council issue brief, “Negotiating Libya’s Constitution,” examines the poli…
Publisher: Atlantic Council - Rafik Hariri Center

أوكرانيا: دستور عام 1996

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تم إقرار دستور أوكرانيا في الجلسة الخامسة للبرلمان الأوكراني (المجلس الأعلى لأوكرانيا) في 28 حزيران/يونيو 1996. 

Yemen forms constitution-drafting committee

The 17-member committee comprises representatives from across the political spectrum and will hold its first meeting a week after its formation.

A day before the formation of the constitution-drafting committee, President Hadi reshuffled his cabinet in a move that included replacing the ministers of interior and oil.

"President Hadi's decrees came in implementation of the recommendations of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC)," which authorised him to carry out a cabinet reshuffle and form the constitution-drafting committee, said NDC Deputy Secretary-General Yasser al-Ruaini.

First Session of Libya's Constituent Assembly set for April 14

The first session of the Libyan Constituent Assembly will be held on April 14 in the eastern city Bayda, reports the General National Congress (GNC, parliamentary body). Only 47 of the 60 candidates will be taking part. Two voting rounds were held for the assembly in February, but the elections were marred by violence in the southern and eastern parts of the country and affected by the Amazigh minority's boycott, which left 13 seats vacant. The assembly comprises 60 elected members, divided equally among the three regions: the western Tripolitania region, the southern Fezzan, and the eastern Cyrenaica. Six seats were assigned to women and six others to three minority groups: the Tebu, Tuareg, and Amazigh (Berber).