Seminar: "Notes from the Coalface - Working on Constitutional Reform in Myanmar"

8 May 2018

In this seminar, Cheryl Saunders, Co-Convenor of CTN, provided insights into the constitution-building assistance she has been providing in Myanmar, under the auspices of International IDEA. Cheryl described the current context in Myanmar, the nature of the work she has been doing and the range of people and groups she has had the opportunity to meet.

More generally, Cheryl reflected on the knowledge and understanding she has gained from her involvement in Myanmar for the work of the Constitutional Transformation Network (ConTransNet) and for the methodology of comparative constitutional law more generally.


Cheryl Saunders is a Laureate Professor Emeritus at Melbourne Law School and co-convenor of the Constitution Transformation Network (ConTransNet). She works in the fields of comparative constitutional law and comparative public law. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) and a former President of the International Association for Centres of Federal Studies. She is a senior technical advisor to the Constitution Building Program of International IDEA and a former Board Member of International IDEA.