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.
22 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2015 Last revised: 15 Apr 2015
Date Written: March 30, 2015
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
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