What is a Constitution? Principles and Concepts [Myanmar]

This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
1 June 2016
Language: 
Myanmar
Pages: 
12
Author(s): 
Elliot W. Bulmer
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The vast majority of contemporary constitutions describe the basic principles of the state, the structures and processes of government and the fundamental rights of citizens in a higher law that cannot be unilaterally changed by an ordinary legislative act. This higher law is usually referred to as a constitution.

International IDEA’s Constitution-Building Primers are designed to assist in-country constitution-building or constitutional-reform processes by helping citizens, political parties, civil society organisations, public officials, and members of constituent assemblies make wise constitutional choices. 

Contents

Introduction

The fundamentals of constitutions

Constitutions and democracy

References

Annex