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The participants of the second Melbourne Forum on Constitution Building in Asia and the Pacific introduce themselves after the forum opening on October 3, 2017 at the Center for Integrative and Development Studies headquarters in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Practitioners and scholars of constitution building from across Asia and the Pacific converged in UP on October 3 and 4, 2017 to share experiences in a forum with the theme “From Big Bang to Incrementalism: Choices and Challenges in Constitution Building”.