How Constitutions Are Made
“Constitutions are as old as law itself. Wherever there is a legal system, there is a set of rules that establishes the procedures for the creation of the law, and that regulate the relationship between those who make the laws and those who are subject to them. Those rules conform the constitution … In that sense, all constitutions are made.”
In Drafting of Constitutions, author Joel I Colón-Ríos details how written constitutions are drafted through a formal constitution-making process. This article is one of six new articles published in the January update of MPECCoL.
Launched on April 27, 2017 and overseen by editors Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum, Dr. Frauke Lachenmann (Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law), and Prof. Dr. Rainer Grote (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law), the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles—modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law—address a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.
The following articles have been made freely available to offer further insight into the range and depth of this new resource: