Lawmaking and importance of transparency in amendments

Transparency is a national value. In fact, ‘transparent’ or ‘transparency’ appears 13 times in the Constitution, in relation particularly to elections and management of public money, but also to land and judicial administration, and the general operation of the public service and the police. IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPARENCY Law directs people …

Perils of allowing politicians to push Constitution amendment

People’s Constitution Nearly eight years after the enactment of the Constitution, the issue of its appropriateness has been raised. That Constitution was eventually adopted—after a long period of struggle, fighting strong dictatorial presidents and their colleagues, and after much deliberation, agreeing on fundamental principles and goals, with the huge endorsement …

Public interest takes centre stage as courts stand firm

Until 2010, street protests were the preferred mode of expressing public outrage with just about everything. Demonstrators tested their resolve against the state as agitation turned into bloody confrontations due to violent police repression. Then came the new Constitution and new avenues for freedom of expression, empowering citizens to challenge …