Quintessential Elements of Meaningful Constitutions in Post-Conflict States

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 2008


This examination compares several successful constitutions formulated to govern countries just formed from the conclusion of armed conflicts (including the U.S.). Some of the most important elements gleaned from these successful constitutions include an independent court before which one may appeal to the new constitution because such a constitution adequately secures the integrity of the court itself.

Keywords: court system, compare constitution

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., Quintessential Elements of Meaningful Constitutions in Post-Conflict States (2008). William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 49, p.1497, 2008, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-115, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1925102

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