Natural resources feature prominently in many political and economic settlement processes after conflict. When these processes include constitutional reform, it may be expected that mechanisms for natural resource governance would be included in the new constitutional framework, but often this is not the case. This paper explores how governance over land and extractives is dealt with in these post-conflict settlement processes and assesses the (constitutional) mechanisms and institutions that could facilitate accountable implementation.

This paper is the result of a wider conversation aimed at exploring how economic interests drive parties’ positions in post-conflict constitutional negotiations and draws on the Tenth Edinburgh Dialogue on Post-Conflict Constitution Building held in December 2023.

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Publication date
13 June 2024
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher and Christina Murray
Number of pages
70
ISBN
978-91-7671-775-2 (PDF)

Contents

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Constitutionalizing land issues after conflict

3. Constitutionalizing the ownership and management of extractives

4. Establishing sound fiscal arrangements for managing natural resource revenue

5. Conclusions

References

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Shaping the Post-Conflict Landscape? The Role of Constitutions in Natural Resource Governance

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