The UN increasingly provides assistance to constitution-making in war-torn countries as an element of larger peacebuilding operations. The underlying assumption is that constitution-making, if conducted in the right way, may contribute positively to peace in several ways. First, constitution-making can contribute to reconciliation by providing a platform for people to come together and agree on a common future for their state. Second, constitution-making can provide legitimacy to constitutions if the process is characterized by popular participation and representative decision-making bodies. The UN has developed a policy framework to guide it assistance to constitution-making in post-conflict settings. This thesis is an assessment of the recent UN assistance to the constitution-making process in Somalia from 2004-2012, seen in light of this policy framework.