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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: 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: 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: 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