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Human Rights and Constitution Making


01 January 2018



Human Rights and Constitution Making aims to offer guidance to United Nations colleagues who provide human rights advice and technical cooperation services to States in the amendment of their existing constitutions and in the writing of new ones. This publication should also be of use to States that undertake constitutional reform, including political leaders, policymakers, legislators and those entrusted to draft constitutional amendments or a new constitution. In addition, this resource tool should facilitate advocacy efforts by civil society to ensure that human rights are properly reflected in constitutional amendments or new constitutions. Along with the international human rights instruments, this publication should not only provide a standard to measure whether constitutional amendments or new constitutions have appropriately reflected human rights and fundamental freedoms, but also assist in evaluating whether the processes used in constitutional reform are consistent with international procedural norms.



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A5 soft cover

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