Making Constitutions Work Post War

Insights from Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka

A Virtual Workshop

20-21 August 2020

This workshop was a joint initiative of the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitution Transformation Network at Melbourne Law School.

We examined questions and issues on constitution-making in post-war contexts, including but not limited to, the following topics:

  • State building through constitution-making;
  • Local initiatives, movements, leadership etc in post-war peace building, and state building as they relate to constitution-making;
  • Relevance of international law, the United Nations and other international actors;
  • Direct public participation and consultation; and
  • Transitional justice.

Draft papers of invited speakers (available via this website) were the basis for discussion at the workshop.

Workshop Introduction