The Making of the Eritrean Constitution: The Dialectic of Process and Substance

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The Red Sea Press, 2003 - Law - 326 pages
For the first time in their history, Eritreans,were engaged in the making of a document by which,they would be governed. Seen as the culmination of,their struggle for self-determination, the,Constitution was written over a three-year periodinformed by intensive public debate held in,villages and towns throughout the newly liberated,country. Written by a scholar who led the process,of constitution drafting, this book analyses the,process from beginning to end, arguing that the,value of a constitution lies in the degree of,pubic participation that goes into its making.
 

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Contents

Historical Context
3
The Politics of Constitution Making
19
The Commissions Proposals
37
The Draft Constitution and its Ratification
65
Preamble and General Provisions
99
Objectives and Directive Principles of the Country
131
Fundamental Human Rights
153
Fundamental Human Rights and Duties
167
Democracy and Representative
209
The Executive
237
Administration of Justice
269
Miscellaneous Provisions
285
Epilogue
309
Index
321
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