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Title: Shan State Constitution (2nd Draft)
Date of publication: 20 September 2008
Description/subject: Contents: Foreword for the second draft (A- C)... Preamble... Chapter One Chief Characteristics ... Chapter Two Bill of Rights, Guarantees and Duties ... Chapter Three Member sub-states of Shan State ... Chapter Four Shan State Congress ... Chapter Five Shan State Legislation ... Chapter Six Shan State President ... Chapter Seven Shan State Government ... Chapter Eight Shan State Judiciary ... Chapter Nine Citizenship ... Chapter Ten State Defense and Security Forces ... Chapter Eleven State of Emergency ... Chapter Twelve General Provisions ... Chapter Thirteen Transitional Provisions ... Chapter Fourteen Amendment of the Constitution ... Appendix (1) Shan State Flag (Article 76)... Appendix (2) Shan State Anthem (Article 179) - 3 -... Appendix (3) Structure of Shan State.
Language: Burmese, English
Source/publisher: Shan State Constitution Drafting Commission (SSCDC)
Format/size: pdf (681K)
Date of entry/update: 06 May 2009


Title: Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008) (English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Date of publication: September 2008
Description/subject: The official bilingual version.
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council
Format/size: pdf (698K)
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2010


Title: Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008) - English
Date of publication: September 2008
Description/subject: The official English version.
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council
Format/size: pdf (748K)
Date of entry/update: 26 October 2008


Title: Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, 2008 (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: April 2008
Description/subject: The official Burmese version...The Alternate URL contains a correction to Article 436a.
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (468K, 27K)
Alternate URLs: http://burmalibrary.org/docs4/Draft_Constitution-Burmese-Art436-corr..pdf (correction)
Date of entry/update: 28 March 2008


Title: Referendum Monitoring Handbook
Date of publication: April 2008
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)- Burma Fund
Format/size: pdf (552K - OBL version; 629MB - original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ncgub.net/NCGUB/mediagallery/download7791.pdf?mid=20080411161234549
Date of entry/update: 14 April 2008


Title: SPDC Law No. 1/2008 - The Referendum Law for the Approval of the Draft Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, 2008 ၂၀၀၈ ခုႏွစ္၊ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ေအးခ်မ္း သာယာေရးနွင
Date of publication: 26 February 2008
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (819K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/2008-SPDC_Law2008-01-Referendum_Law-bu.pdf
Date of entry/update: 06 September 2013


Title: The Referendum Law for the Approval of the Draft Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, 2008 SPDC Law No. 1/2008 English
Date of publication: 26 February 2008
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 February 2008
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2008


Title: Announcements 1/2008 and 2/2008
Date of publication: 11 February 2008
Description/subject: "...it is most appropriate to transform the administration of Tatmadaw into democratic administration of the people. Thus, in accordance with the forthcoming State Constitution, the multi-party democracy general elections will be held in 2010...Approval of the Constitution draft will be sought in a National Referendum to be held in May 2008... In accordance with the forthcoming State Constitution, the multi-party democracy general elections will be held in 2010...NAY PYI TAW, 10 Feb—The State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar issued Announcement Nos 1/2008 and 2/2008 yesterday. The following is the full text of the announcements—..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (285K)
Date of entry/update: 13 February 2008


Title: The Fifth Draft of Chinland Constitution
Date of publication: 2008
Description/subject: PART ONE:(1)Preamble..(2)Part One:The territory of Chinland..(3)Part Two:Presiding Ideals..(4) Part Three:Individual Rights..(5) Part Four:Individual Duties..(6) Part Five:Language..(7) Part Six:Chin Ethnicity and Culture..(8) Part Seven:Citizenship..(9) Part Eight:Suffrage.. (10) Part Nine:The Legislature (11)Part Ten:The Executive..(12)Part Eleven:The Judiciary..(13)Part Twelve:Administration..(14)Part Thirteen:The Civil Service Commission..(15)Part Fourteen:Impeachment..(16)Part Fifteen:Local Government..(17)Part Sixteen:Finance, Revenue, and Taxation..(18)Part Seventeen:Public Education..(19)Part Eighteen:Public Health..(20)Part Nineteen:Public Welfare..(21)Part Twenty:Culture and Media..(22)Party Twenty-One:State Armed Forces..(23)Part Twenty-Two:State of Emergency..(24)Part Twenty-Three:General Provision..(25)Part Twenty-Four:Inter-State and State-Federal Relations..(26)Part Twenty-Five:Amendment of Constitution..(27)Part Twenty-Six:Ratification..... PART TWO:Suppression of Chin National Movement for Federalism..... PART THREE:(i)The Chin Forum Managing Board (CFMB)... (ii) Chin Forum Chronology of Events
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Chin Forum
Format/size: pdf (1.11 MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2010


Title: The Fundamental Principles and Detailed Basic Principles (Burmese)
Date of publication: 10 September 2007
Description/subject: The 15 chapters of principles adopted by the National Convention which the SPDC has said will form the basis of a new constitution.
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar" via Khin Kyaw Han
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2007


Title: The Fundamental Principles and Detailed Basic Principles (English)
Date of publication: 10 September 2007
Description/subject: The 15 chapters of principles adopted by the National Convention which the SPDC has said will form the basis of a new constitution.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar" via Khin Kyaw Han
Format/size: pdf (546K)
Date of entry/update: 14 September 2007


Title: Karenni State: Second Draft Constitution
Date of publication: 2007
Description/subject: 1. The Emergence of Karenni State Constitution; 2. Introduction; 3. Preamble; 4. The Attributes of the Karenni State; 5. The Basic rights; 6. The Structure of the Karenni State; 7. The Chambers of the State Parliament; 8. The Karenni State Legislation Process; 9. The State Government; 10. The Judiciary; 11. Financial Ordinances; 12. Citizenship; 13. Maintaining Customs its Chieftains; 14. Institution of the Commissions; 15. Amending of the Constitution; 16. National Emergency Law; 17. National Defense; 18. Police Force; 19. National Economy. N. B. the text is undated. We have guessed at a date in 2007.
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Karenni State Constitution Drafting Committee
Format/size: pdf (522K)
Date of entry/update: 23 September 2007


Title: Draft Constitution of Future Rahmonya Mon State
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: THE FORMATION OF RAHMONYA MON STATE; THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE; THE STATE PARLIAMENT AND THE FEDERAL PARLIAMENT; ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HOUSE OF RAHMONYA MON STATE PARLIAMENT; RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RAHMONYA MON STATE AND FEDERAL UNION; RAHMONYA MON STATE GOVERNMENT; LEGISATION (MAKING LAWS); THE JUDICIALSYSTEM OF RAHMONYA MON STATE; PUBLIC SERVANTS; NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT; EDUCATION; WORKERS; HEALTH; FINANCE AND TREASURY; TAXATION AND REVENUES; THE ECONOMY; DEFENCE AND SECURITY; SOCIAL SECURITY; FARMERS (INCLUDING GARDENERS, CULTIVATORS ETC.); ETHNIC GROUPS OR RACES OF RAHMONYA MON STATE; PUBLIC RELATIONS; AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION;
Language: Burmese and English
Format/size: pdf (361K)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2007


Title: The Second Proposed Draft of Future Constitution of Kawthoolei (Karen State)
Date of publication: 08 August 2006
Description/subject: Table of Contents: Bill of Rights; General Provisions; Legislature; Executive; Judiciary; Suffrage and Elections; Local Government; Finance and Taxation; Education; Amendments; Miscellaneous.
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Karen State Constitution Drafting Committee (SCDC)
Format/size: pdf (222K)
Date of entry/update: 23 September 2007


Title: Shan State Constitution, First Draft
Date of publication: 24 May 2006
Description/subject: CONTENT Forward; Preamble; Founding Provision; Supremacy of Constitution... CHAPTER [1] Characteristics; Name: Shan State; Supremacy of Constitution; Citizenship; National Flag; National Anthem; National Capital; Nation Seals; A multi-ethnic Nation/State... CHAPTER [2] Bill of Rights; Human dignity; Freedom and Security; Religion and belief; Freedom of expression and information; Freedom of Assembly; Freedom of Association; Freedom of movement and residence; Freedom of trade; Labor Rights; Land and property ownership rights; Right to environmental protection; The right to informed choice; The right to be served by the Public Institutions; Rights Abuse Prevention Measure; Human Rights Promotion Measure; The rights to recall and impeachment; Duty and Responsibility of Citizens and Civil Society Organizations; Duty of Media and its Responsibility; Rights of differently able people; Rights of people to initiate legislation... CHAPTER [3] Legislature... CHAPTER [4] Legislative Powers; National Congress; Legislative Powers of National Congress; Formation of House of Nationalities; Exclusive legislative power; Ordinary Bills; Formation of House of People’s Representatives; Legislative Power of House of People’s Representatives; State Constitution (Constituent State); Special Provision; Formation of the State Legislature; Legislative Power [Const State]; House of National Ethnics; Formation of State House of People’s Representatives; Legislative powers provided for the State House of People’s ; Representatives; Legislative powers provided for the Sub-States and ; Autonomous Regions; Local Government; Municipal of Township Administration; Village Tract Administration; Village Administration... CHAPTER [5] National Executive. Federal Union Executive; Constituent State’s Executive... CHAPTER [6] Judicial Power [Judiciary]... CHAPTER [7] General Provisions; Note: Spread out to other chapters/provisions... CHAPTER [8] The amendment of the constitution.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shan State Constitution Drafting Commission
Format/size: pdf (244K)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2007


Title: The Constitution of the Federal Union of Burma (First Draft)
Date of publication: April 2006
Description/subject: Commentary and text. This text, based on the draft adopted by the Democratic Alliance of Burma (DAB) in 1993, was adopted by the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) as its First Draft, at the Fourth Conference of the NCUB, May 16-23, 1996..." We the peoples of the Federal Republic of the Union of Burma, with complete faith in the universal principles of freedom, equality and justice, do hereby adopt this Constitution for the Federal Republic of the Union of Burma in order to establish a multi-national country that is peaceful, prosperous, and enduring. In the land of this Federal Union, many different nationalities have lived, each with their own sovereignty and independence, ever since ancient times. Although each nationality lived independently for most of its history, they all fell under the long occupation and servitude of the British colonialists. In order to regain its own freedom more quickly, each nationality joined with the others so as to obtain independence from the colonial power together, and they thus formed a Federal Union at the Panglong Conference in the year 1947. The Conference unanimously adopted the Panglong Agreement which guaranteed ethnic equality, self-determination, and democratic rights. Although the Agreement promised that the new states of the union could govern themselves, those in power failed to implement the Agreement. Civil war ensued for more than half a century, during which countless lives were sacrificed and natural resources wasted. Since 1962, the peoples of Burma have suffered under a series of dictatorial regimes with different names but a common history of denying democratic rights, human rights, and the rights of self-determination for ethnic nationalities who joined the Union as equal partners in 1947. We shall never forget the heart-breaking experiences that the people of the Federal Union have had to endure. In order to prevent a recurrence of the mistakes of the past and to realize the future aspirations of all our peoples, we based this Constitution on the fundamental principles of political equality for all ethnic nationalities, the rights of self-determination for all member states of the Federal Union,and the democratic rights for all citizens. This Constitution further provides guarantees for human rights and gender equality; minority rights for all religious and ethnic groups; and the separation of politics and religion. In order to prevent the recurrence of military dictatorship, this Constitution enshrines civilian control of the armed forces. We establish this Constitution so as to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and future generations. Banishing all the past outrages, shattering the dark, shining the light, and establishing the dignity of the Federal Union among the family of nations, this Constitution shall become the highest law of the Federal Republic of the Union of Burma. We the peoples of the Republic of the Federal Union of Burma, with complete faith in the universal principles of freedom, equality and justice, do hereby adopt this Constitution for the Federal Republic of the Union of Burma in order to establish a multi-national country that is peaceful, prosperous, and enduring. In the land of this Federal Union, many different nationalities have lived, each with their own sovereignty and independence, ever since ancient times. Although each nationality lived independently for most of its history, they all fell under the long occupation and servitude of the British colonialists. In order to gain its own freedom more quickly, each nationality joined with the others so as to obtain independence from the colonial power together, and thus they formed a federal union at the Panglong Conference in the year 1947. The Conference unanimously adopted the Panglong Agreement which guaranteed ethnic equality, self-determination, and democratic rights. Although the Agreement promised that the states of the union could govern themselves, those in power failed to implement the Agreement. Civil war ensued for more than half a century, during which countless lives were sacrificed and natural resources wasted. Since 1962, the peoples of Burma have suffered under a series of dictatorial regimes with different names but a common history of denying democratic rights, human rights, and the rights of self-determination for ethnic nationalities who joined the Union as equal partners in 1947. We shall never forget the heart-breaking experiences that the people of the Federal Union have had to endure. In order to prevent a recurrence of the mistakes of the past and to realize the future aspirations of all our peoples, we based this Constitution on the fundamental principles of political equality for all ethnic nationalities, the rights of self-determination for all member states of the Federal Union; and the democratic rights for all citizens. This Constitution further provides guarantees for human rights and gender equality; minority rights for all religious and ethnic groups; and the separation of politics and religion. In order to prevent the recurrence of military dictatorship, this Constitution enshrines civilian control of the armed forces. We establish this Constitution so as to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and future generations. Banishing all the past outrages, shattering the dark, shining the light, and establishing the dignity of the Federal Union among the family of nations, this Constitution shall become the highest law of the Republic of the Federal Union of Burma..."
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Ethnic Nationalities Council
Format/size: PDF (493K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs09/ENC-draft-bur.pdf (Burmese)
http://www.blc-burma.org/lr_con.html#ncub
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2010


Title: Kachin State Constitution (Draft)
Date of publication: 2006
Description/subject: Contents: Chapter (1) Kachin State; Chapter (2) Fundamental Rights and Freedoms; Chapter (3) Kachin State Legislative Assembly; Chapter (4) Kachin State Government; Chapter (5) Suffrage and Elections; Chapter (6) Judiciary; Chapter (7) Inter-Governmental Relations; Chapter (8) Emergencies; Chapter (9) General Provisions; Chapter (10) Transitional Provisions; Chapter (11) Amendment of the Constitution.
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Kachin State Constitution Drafting Committee
Format/size: pdf (513K)
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2007


Title: THE FOURTH INITIAL DRAFT OF CONSTITUTION OF CHINLAND
Date of publication: May 2004
Description/subject: ချင်းလဲန်းဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြခံမူကြမ်း(၄): "အပိုင်း(၁)ချင်းအမျိုးသားများ၏နောက်ခံသမိုင်းများ" (၁)ချင်းအမျိုးသားများ၏နိုင်ငံရေးနှင့်လူမှုရေး နောက်ခံသမိုင်းအကျဉ်း (၂)နိုင်ငံရေးနောက်ခံသမိုင်း (၃)ချင်းလူမျိုးတို့၏လွတ်လပ်သောနိုင်ငံတည်ထောင်ပိုင်ခွင့် (၄)ပြည်ထောင်စုမြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ဖွဲ့စည်းမှု အဖွဲ့ဝင်အဖြစ်ချင်းလူမျိုးများပါဝင်ခြင်း (၅)အင်္ဂလိပ်အုပ်ချုပ်မှုမတိုင်ခင်လွတ်လပ်သော ချင်းလဲန်းနှင့် ယနေ့ချင်းလဲန်း (၆)ချင်းလူမှုရေးနှင့်ယဉ်ကျေးမှုနောက်ခံသမိုင်း "အပိုင်း(၂)ဖက်ဒရယ်ပြည်ထောင်စုပြန်လည်တည်ဆောက်ရန် ချင်းအမျိုးသားများ၏တောင်းဆိုချက်များ" (၁)ပြည်ထောင်စုမြန်မာနိုင်ငံအားဖက်ဒရယ်ပြည်ထောင်စုအဖြစ် ပြန်လည် ဖွဲ့စည်းခြင်း (၂)ဖက်ဒရယ်ပြည်ထောင်စုပြန်လည်ဖွဲ့စည်းနိုင်ရေး အခြေခံသဘောတရားများ (၃)ချင်းလဲန်းဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေနှင့်အစိုးရဖွဲ့စည်းပုံများ "အပိုင်း(၃)ချင်းလဲန်းဖွဲ့စည်းအုပ်ချုပ်ပုံမူကြမ်း" (၁)ချင်းလဲန်းဖွဲ့စည်းအုပ်ချုပ်ပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေနိဒါန်း (၂)ချင်းလဲန်းပိုင်နက်နယ်မြေ (၃)ချင်းပြည်သူတို့၏ဆန္ဒ (၄)တသီးပုဂ္ဂလအခွင့် အရေးများ (၅)တသီးပုဂ္ဂလတာဝန်များ (၆)ချင်းနိုင်ငံသားဖြစ်မှုနှင့် အမျိုးသားရေး (၇)ရွေးကောက်တင်မြောက်ခြင်း (၈)ဥပဒေပြုရေး (၉)အုပ်ချုပ်ရေး (၁၀)တရားစီရင်ရေး (၁၁)အုပ်ချုပ်ရေး (စီမံခန့်ခွဲရေး) (၁၂)ပြည်သူ့ဝန်ထမ်းကော်မရှင် (၁၃)ရာထူးမှဖယ်ရှားခြင်း (၁၄)ဒေသန္တရအစိုးရ (၁၅)ဘဏ္ဍာရေး၊အကောက်ခွန်နှင့် ဘဏ္ဍာတော် (၁၆)ပြည်သူ့ပညာရေး (၁၇)ပြည်သူ့ကျန်းမာရေး (၁၈)ပြည်သူ့လူမှုဖူလုံရေး (၁၉)ယဉ်ကျေးမှုနှင့် လူထု ဆက်သွယ်ရေး (၂၀)ချင်းလဲန်းလက်နက်ကိုင်အဖွဲ့ (၂၁)အထွေထွေဥပဒေများ (၂၂)ပြည်နယ်များနှင့် ပြည်နယ်ဖက်ဒရယ်ဆက်ဆံမှု (၂၃)ပြင်ဆင်ဖြည့်စွက်ခြင်း၊အချက်ပို (၁)
Language: မြန်မာဘာသာ/အင်္ဂလိပ်ဘာသာ
Source/publisher: The Chin Forum
Format/size: pdf (434 KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.chinforum.org/cfconstitutions/4th_cc_eng_bur.pdf (Burmese&English)
http://www.chinforum.org/cfconstitutions/4th_chin_con.pdf (English)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2010


Title: Arakan State Constitution (The First Proposed Draft)
Date of publication: 2004
Description/subject: Preamble: The Constitution of Arakan State is instituted for the preservation of a united and durable Arakan Nation; and for every citizen to be fulfilled in justice, life, liberty, prosperity, respect, dignity, kindness, tradition, and faith... Part One: Bill of Rights; Part 2: Formation of the State;Part 3: Provision of citizenship; Part 4: Provision of Voting Rights and Creation of Constituency: Part 5: Administrative power; procedure for the transfer of power; Part 6: Legislative Power; Part 7: Judicial; Part 8: State Government Administration.
Language: Burmese, English
Source/publisher: Arakan State Constitution Drafting Committee (Arakan National Council)
Format/size: pdf (662K)
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2007


Title: Federalism, State Constitutions And Self-Determination in Burma_Report on State Constitutions Drefting Process
Date of publication: 2003
Description/subject: Part One: Burmese Section:ပြည်နယ်များ၏ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေရေးဆွဲရေးလုပ်ငန်းစဉ်နှင့်ပတ်သတ်သောအစီရင်ခံစာ (ဆလိုင်းလျန်မှုန်းဆာခေါင်း) Part Two: English Section 1.Introduction:(i)Foreword (Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe)(ii)Report on State Constitutions Drafting Process(Lian H. Sakhong) 2.Federalism, State Constitutions and Self-Determination:(i)Federalism, State Constitutions and Ethnic Self-Determination (Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe)(ii)Burma:State Constitutions and the Challenges Facing the Ethnic Nationalities (Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe) 3.The Role of State Constitutions in the Protection of Nationality and Monitority Rights:Lessons From Other Countries (i)Australian Federalism, State Constitutions and the Protection of minority Rights (Cheryl Saunders)(ii)Federalism, Diversity and Minority Rights: What can we learn from India (Yogendra Yadav) (iii)Nigeria'sExperience in Managing the Challenges of Ethnic and Religious Diversity through Constitutional Provisions (Otive Igbuzor) 4.American Model Of State Constitutions:(i)Model State Constitution 5.German Model Of Local Governments: (i)Federalism and Local Self-Governmennt in Germany (Harald Hofmann)
Author/creator: Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe and Lian H.Sakhong
Language: အင်္ဂလိပ်ဘာသာ/မြန်မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: ENC "PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE: Towards Federal Union of Burma [Series No.5]"
Format/size: pdf (942 KB)
Date of entry/update: 14 September 2010


Title: The original chapters on Fundamental Principles and Detailed Basic Principles
Date of publication: 1996
Description/subject: The original chapters on Fundamental Principles and Detailed Basic Principles adopted by the National Convention These chapters, 1. State fundamental principles; 2. State Structure; 3. Head of State; 4. Legislature; 5. Executive; 6. Judiciary were adopted by the National Convention between 1993 and 1996. In 2007, in the process of completing the National Convention, some changes were made to the original versions and incorporated into the document issued as “Fundamental Principles and Detailed Basic Principles” (Adopted by the National Convention), online at http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs4/DBP-KKH-2.pdf For the record, and in case anyone wants to compare the versions, they are presented here, along with the section on Self-Administered Divisions and Self-Administered Zones which was not allocated to a specific chapter. Sources: “The New Light of Myanmar” -- see http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1314&lo=d&sl=0
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Lilght of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (323K)
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2007


Title: NLD Interim Constitution
Date of publication: 28 July 1990
Description/subject: Amendments to the 1947 Original Law of the Constitution
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2010


Title: The Constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma ("The 1974 Constitution")
Date of publication: 03 January 1974
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: html, pdf (150K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,LEGAL,,,MMR,,3ae6b5b64,0.html
http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Constitution/1974.html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF BURMA 1974
Date of publication: 03 January 1974
Description/subject: Printed by Printing and Publishing Corporation Rangoon...Word version
Language: English
Source/publisher: Printed by Printing and Publishing Corporation Rangoon
Format/size: doc (103K)
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2014


Title: Shan Federal Proposal, 1961
Date of publication: 25 February 1962
Description/subject: Document containing proposals For the REVISION of the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNION OF BURMA submitted by THE SHAN STATE, translated by Sao Singha. This document was ratified by the Convention, attended by delegates from the entire Shan State, which was held in Taunggyi on Saturday, 25th of February, 1961.
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2010


Title: The Constitution of the Union of Burma, 1947 ("The 1947 Constitution")
Date of publication: 24 September 1947
Description/subject: html version plus a facsimile version
Language: English
Source/publisher: Constituent Assembly of Burma
Format/size: html, pdf (2.7MB - facsimile)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902222123/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Constitution/1947.html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Government of Burma Act, 1935 ("The 1937 Constitution")
Date of publication: 02 August 1935
Description/subject: "An Act to make further provision for the government of Burma. [2nd August 1935.] Be it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:- PART I. INTRODUCTORY 1. This Act may be cited as the Government of Burma Act, 1935. 2. (1) All rights, authority and jurisdiction heretofore belonging to His Majesty the King, Emperor of India, which appertain or are incidental to the government of the territories in Burma for the time being vested in him and all rights, authority and jurisdiction exercisable by him by treaty, grant, usage, sufferance or otherwise in, or in relation to, any other territories in Burma, are exercisable by His Majesty, except in so far as may be otherwise provided by or under this Act, or as may be otherwise directed by His Majesty. (2) The said rights, authority and jurisdiction shall include any rights, authority or jurisdiction heretofore exercisable in relation to any territories in Burma by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State in Council, the Governor-General of India, the Governor-General of Indian in Council, the Governor of Burma or the Local Government of Burma, whether by delegation from His Majesty or otherwise..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: HMSO
Format/size: pdf (407K)
Date of entry/update: 16 March 2010


Title: PROPOSALS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR BURMA.
Date of publication: 1920
Description/subject: 1. Letter from the Government of India to the Secretary of state for India, No. 1 (Reforms), dated 25th March, 1920: Enclosures in No. 1.: 1. Resolution by tbe Government of Burma, No. 1 L—7, dated 17th December, 1918, publishing for discussion and criticism a provisional scheme of reform ... Annexures to Enclosure No. 1. 1. Budget Committee under the proposed scheme; 2. (1) Board for Home Affairs; (2) Board of Revenue and Finance; (3) Board of Development ; (4) Board of Local Self-Government... 3. Summary of Recommendations..... 2. Government of Burma's first scheme.: Letter from the Government of Burma to the Government of India, No. 21—1—L—1. dated 2 June, 1919.... Annexures to Enclosure No. 2. 1. Speech by Sir Reginald Craddock, Lieutenant-Governor of Burma, 19th April, 1919, (Extract); 2. Proposed grouping of towns for purpose of representation on the Burma Legislative Council; 3. Budget Committee under the proposed scheme; 4. (1) Board for Home Affairs... (2) Board of Revenue and Finance; (3) Board of Development; (4) Board of Local Self-Govermnent ….. 3. Criticism by the Government of India of the first scheme of the Government of Burma. Letter from the Government of India to the Government of Burma, No. 2425, dated 18th November, 1919; 4. Second scheme of the Government of Burma; Letter from the Government of Burma to the Government of India, No. 59 T—1—L—8, dated 22nd January, 1920 .
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India via His Majesty's Stationary Office
Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 September 2012