Ethnic Rights and Constitutional Change: The Constitutional Recognition of Ethnic Nationalities in Myanmar/Burma

(Forthcoming) A Harding (ed) Constitutional Reform and Legal Change in Myanmar.

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2015-11

22 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2015 Last revised: 15 Apr 2015

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Melissa Crouch

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 30, 2015

Abstract

In this chapter I explore the constitutional arrangement of central-local relations and its implications for the transitional regime in Myanmar. I focus on how and why the current Constitution recognises the rights of ethnic minorities compared to past constitutions. That is, I am concerned with why a military regime would grant forms of special recognition to ethnic nationalities in a Constitution drafted under its control.

Keywords: Myanmar, ethnic rights, constitutional law

Suggested Citation

Crouch, Melissa Amy, Ethnic Rights and Constitutional Change: The Constitutional Recognition of Ethnic Nationalities in Myanmar/Burma (March 30, 2015). (Forthcoming) A Harding (ed) Constitutional Reform and Legal Change in Myanmar.; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2015-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2592474

Melissa Amy Crouch (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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