What is a constitution?
How constitutions work
This film was made by International IDEA, to explain the importance of constitutions, and the role they play in underpinning the state. A constitution provides rules about how the country is run. It ensures that the state’s power is dispersed between different bodies and individuals, and that citizens’ rights are upheld.
A constitution provides the basis for governance in a country, which is essential to making sure that everyone’s interests and needs are addressed. It determines how laws are made, and details the process by which the government rules.