There is no 'standard template' for the design of fourth branch institutions. Drawing on experience of having been involved in constitution-building processes, this paper will outline some of the common choices, options, and problems faced by constitutional designers when determining the composition and structure of fourth branch institutions, in particular considering how dilemmas between inclusion and neutrality, and between independence and accountability, can be solved.
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