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Government & Democracy

The Constitution in the 21st Century


Namibia's Constitution is a remarkable achievement. It was put together by 72 elected members of the Constituent Assembly in just 80 days in late 1989 and early 1990 and is widely hailed as being one of the most progressive in the world. The Constitution has stood the test of time over Namibia's first two decades as a sovereign nation. The book provides an overview of how the Constitution was formed and views of young leaders and ten of the original lawmakers. It can serve as a civic education handbook and includes the full version of the Constitution.

ConstitutionThe Constitution in the 21st century


Justice Sector Series launched

A framework for the rule of law is essential for the effective regulation of the interaction and co-existence of citizens within a democracy. A research project was therefore conducted by the NID with support of OSISA and in cooperation with the Human Rights and Documentation Centre to investigate the framework where the Rule of Law intersects with the administration of justice. This research culminated in three publications, that were launched recently:

Framework Namibian Justice SectorLegal and Institutional Framework of the Namibian Justice Sector and the Rule of Law
Management Namibian Justice SystemManagement of the Namibian Justice System: Independence, Effectiveness and Access to Justice
Criminal Justice System NamibiaCriminal Justice and Policing in Namibia

Publications: Government & Democracy

Spot the difference 2nd EditionSPOT THE DIFFERENCE  2nd Edition
  • A summary on views, policies and implementation strategies of political parties in Namibia.
  • Download PDF [4 mb]
ARC-1997ARC 1997   
Understanding-the-New-Partnership-for-Africas-DevelopmentUnderstanding the New Partnership for Africa's Development
Traditional-Authorities-ActsTraditional Authorities Acts    
ARC-1996ARC 1996
ARC-1997ARC 1997   
ARC-1999ARC 1999   
Who-Should-Own-The-LandWho Should Own The Land    
  • A selection of views on and analyses of land reform and the land issue in Namibia.    
  • Download PDF [769 kb]
Association-of-Local-Authorities-in-Namibia-ALANAssociation of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN)    
Guide-to-Parliament-2006Guide to Parliament 2006    
  • Provides an introduction to Namibia's bicameral Parliament; its history and composition.
  • Download PDF [894 kb]
Spot-the-Difference-Namibias-Political-Parties-ComparedSpot the Difference:

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