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Southeast Asian Legal Research Guide: The Constitution

Commentary on the Constitution

Oxford Constitutions of the World (UniMelb staff & student access)  - contains an English version of the three versions of Myanmar Constitution accompanied by an introductory note, commentary and a selected bibliography.

World Constitutions Illustrated on HeinOnline (UniMelb staff & student access) contains the three versions of Myanmar Constitution- 1947, 1974 and 2008. It also contains scholarly articles and commentaries on the constitution and Bibliography of Select Constitutional Works

Melissa Crouch and Tom Ginsburg, 'Between endurance and change in South-East Asia: the military and constitutional reform in Myanmar and Thailand' (2016) International IDEA’s Annual Review of Constitution-Building Processes (open access)

Part III: 'Constitutionalism' in Melissa Crouch and Tim Lindsay, Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar (Hart, 2014) e-book (UniMelb staff & student access). This Part contains the following chapters:

  • What's So Bad about Burma's 2008 Constitution? A Guide for the Perplexed  
  • The Common Law and Constitutional Writs: Prospects for Accountability in Myanmar  
  • Constitution-making in Myanmar: Insights from World Experience 

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Finding the Constitution in English

The three post-colonial Constitutions - 1947, 1974 and 2008 - are available online in English on the Myanmar Law Library website (open access) 

The Comparative Constitutions Project (open access) has a terrific tool for comparing the three versions of the Constitution Article by Article.