This Constitution Brief provides basic information about the nature and functions of constitutions and is intended for use by constitution-makers and other democratic actors and stakeholders in Myanmar.


Publication date
18 April 2017
Nora Hedling
Number of pages


1. What is a constitution?

2. What is a constitution meant to do?

3. What is a constitution not meant to do?

4. How are constitutions made, changed and replaced?

5. Processes of major constitutional change

References and further reading

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