International law

International treaties and other agreements, and international practices that have achieved sufficient recognition to be regarded as binding. In the context of constitution-making the most important form of international law is likely to be human rights law. This includes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and various conventions and treaties, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. When a country is a party to a particular treaty, it will be important to decide how the constitution is going to reflect this in the rights it recognizes and the duties it imposes. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (article 25) also says that people have a right to be involved in decisions that affect them, which the United Nations Human Rights Committee has interpreted to include constitution-making.