"As I dream of a society founded on a constitution that reflects and promotes the legitimate aspiration of the people, my anticipated thoughts value such a handbook as breakthrough that will enlighten not only practitioners but also academics."
Peacebuilder from Puntland, Somali Region
“The legitimacy of a constitution is dependent on the quality of the process to develop it. If managed well and in an inclusive manner, a constitution can be a vital contribution to peace and stability. If the process is poorly managed, the seeds of future conflict can be sown”.
Scott M. Weber, Director-General of Interpeace
"Drafting a constitution is one of the most sensitive tasks in the aftermath of a conflict: agreeing on rules to regulate power after having fought for it will never be easy. This handbook will help practitioners navigate through the shoals of a political process, illuminating through concrete examples the inevitable trade-offs that need to be accepted and the hard choices that need to be made."
Jean-Marie Guéhenno – Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution, SIPA, and former Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
"I wish 'Constitution-making and reform: options for the process' had been available to the international community when I was the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan. This book asks the right questions."
Lakhdar Brahimi – Former Foreign Minister of Algeria and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to South Africa, Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq
"Like so many great and important ideas, you wonder why someone hasn't done this before."
Jean-Marie Guéhenno on the Constitution-making handbook for peace
“Reforming or making a constitution – it’s a once in a generation opportunity. We need to take the time to get it right.”
Nicholas Haysom – Director of Political Affairs, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General