n Lesotho Law Journal - Constitutionalism and constitutional amendment in Lesotho : a case for substantive limitations

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0255-6472



The idea of a limited government encapsulated in the concept of constitutionalism is, like all ideals, capable of realization to differing degrees from country to country, and even at different times in one country's constitutional development. Constitutional amendment is indispensable to constitutional development but, like a double edged sword, the process is capable of either helping or hurting a country's project to build a constitutional state. This paper evaluates the amendment process provided for in the Constitution of Lesotho. It makes a case for adopting substantive limitations to the Constitution's amendment as a means of ensuring the continued respect for constitutionalism.

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