Making Constitution Work Post War

Insights from Myanmar, Nepal and Sir Lanka

Program and Papers



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Thursday 20 August 2020

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14:00 - 14:10Open Workshop - Professor Adrienne Stone
14:10 - 14:15Introduce Workshop - Dr. Dinesha Samararatne
 Session 1
14.15 - 14.45


14.45 - 15.15
Mr Sanjayan Rajasingham
1a.  Innominate Constitutions and Power: Sharing in Sri Lanka

Mr Iain Payne
1b.  Constitutionalising the Warscape in Nepal: Transformation in Exceptional Times

Discussant: Mr Rohan Edrisinha 
Chair: Dr Erika Arban
15.15 - 15.30 Break
 Session 2
15.30 - 16.00



16:00 – 16:30        
Dr May Thida Aung and Professor Khin Khin Oo
2a.   Constitutional Amendment, Peace Process and Military Involvment in Myanmar's Democratic Transition

Dr Bipin Adhikari
2b.   The Nepalese Experience in Making Constitutions Work in the Post-Conflict Scenario

Discussant: Dr Dinesha Samararatne
Chair: Dr Anna Dziedzic
16.30 End of Day 1


Friday 21 August 2020

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14.30 - 14.45 Welcome and Preliminaries - Dr Dinesha Samararatne 
 Session 3

14.45 - 15.45

Mr Rohan Edrisinha
3a.   Constitutional Reform for Conflict Resolution: Lessons from Sri Lanka and Nepal
 
Dr Dinesha Samararatne
3b.   Public Participation in Constitution Making Post-war: Insights from Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar

Discussant: Emeritus Professor Cheryl Saunders 
Chair:  Ms. Leena Rikkila Tamang
15.45 - 16.00 Break
 Session 4
16.00 - 16.30


16.30 - 17.00 
Ms Prakritee Yonzon
4a.   Making the Constitution Work: Insights from Nepal

Dr Isabelle Lassee
4b.   Post-war Reforms in Sri Lanka: The Politics of Prioritization and the Case for Political Expediency 

Discussant: Professor Tarun Khaitan
Chair: Professor Jeff Redding 
17.00 - 17.15
 
17:15 - 17.30 
Themes Emerging from the Workshop.  Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders
 
Way Forward & Closing Remarks - Dr Dinesha Samararatne
17.30 End of Workshop