CRC Mandate


The CRC is mandated to carry out the following functions:


a. Arrange public discourses and debates on provisions of the Constitution;


b. Consider, among other matters, national policies such as the National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance, the establishment of positions of principal administrative officers and other public sector reforms which can only be fully implemented through constitutional amendments;


c. Review the Constitution and identify other provisions such as, without limitation, the terms of office for the President, Vice President, Legislators and Justices and Judges to determine whether they require amendment;


d. Draft specific pieces of legislation pertaining to the Constitution for approval and ensure adequate public participation in related public hearings; and


e. Assist in ensuring the conduct of a referendum by the National Elections Commission on proposals for amending the Constitution.