Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law


  • Democracy on Hold? Framing the Debate on the BARMM Transition in the Philippines

    —Armi Beatriz E. Bayot, University of Oxford Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] When the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) took over as interim government of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in 2019, the BTA officials could not have foreseen that their tenure would coincide with a global pandemic.