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Do we need a written Constitution? When do we need it? Who writes it?
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The Icelandic Constitution Explained - Nordic Horizons

The Icelandic Constitution Explained - Nordic Horizons | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it

Broken link on previous Icelandic Constitution post so try this one for a starter..

 

Great meeting on March 29th in Parliament with Professor Thorvaldur Gylfason who won the highest number of votes in elections for the Commission to write Iceland's "crowd sourced" constitution.

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Draft Constitution :: Scottish Democratic Alliance

The Scottish Democratic Alliance is dedicated to re-energising Scotland through the restoration of our national independence.

The Constitution shall uphold the:-

RIGHT OF SPEECH, HOWEVER EXPRESSED, WRITTEN, SPOKEN OR CONVEYED ELECTRONICALLY,

RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND SECURITY,

RIGHT TO RESPECT AND TO PRIVACY OF THE PERSON,

RIGHT TO PROTECTION OF THE PERSON AND PERSONAL PROPERTY,

RIGHT TO PROTECTION FROM FORCED ENTRY, SEARCH AND SEIZURE.

RIGHT NOT TO BE SUBJECTED TO TORTURE, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT,

RIGHT TO PROTECTION OF BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AS UPHELD BY INTERNATIONAL LAW,

RIGHT TO REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT,

RIGHT TO UNFETTERED ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY OF SCOTLAND,

RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT,

RIGHT TO EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW,

RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION,

RIGHT OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY.

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Scottish Constitution SNP

A New Scottish Constitution - some proposals for discussion...

An independent Parliament will have sovereignty over the full range of matters that affect Scotland. Current reservations in the Scotland Act will be removed and the parliament will have the power to legislate in all areas, reserved and devolved, subject only to agreed international obligations.

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Our constitution, July 2012: European Convention of Human Rights

Our constitution, July 2012: European Convention of Human Rights | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, “Guarantee...
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A Scottish Constitution

A report on the meeting of the Constitutional Convention at Holyrood... by Not the Andrew Neil Show

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FM appoints constitutional expert

FM appoints constitutional expert | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
A constitutional expert who believes a multiple-choice independence referendum "could be tricky" is appointed an adviser to the first minister.
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A debate on a written constitution for an independent Scotland

A debate on a written constitution for an independent Scotland | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it

Holyrood debate on a Scottish Constitution hosted by the Constitutional Commission

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Our constitution, July 2012: Parliamentary privileges | Edinburgh Eye

Our constitution, July 2012: Parliamentary privileges | Edinburgh Eye | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
For the Scottish Constitution, I think a study needs to be made of parliamentary privilege, its uses, abuses, and value: and that study should not be carried out by MPs or MSPs, though their testimony might be useful.
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SNP must 'grasp thistle' of a written constitution ... - News Scotland

SNP must 'grasp thistle' of a written constitution ... - News Scotland | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it

John Drummond

SNP must 'grasp thistle' of a written constitution before referendum.

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Shall There Be A Scottish Constitution? | Edinburgh Eye

Shall There Be A Scottish Constitution? | Edinburgh Eye | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
On 30th March 1989 at the General Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, the first Scottish Constitutional Convention signed the Claim of Right for Scotland, which begins: “We, gathered as the Scottish Constitutional Convention, ...
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Aileen McHarg: The Dog That Finally Barked: Constitutional Review ...

Aileen McHarg: The Dog That Finally Barked: Constitutional Review ... | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
The reviewability of Acts of the Scottish Parliament (ASPs) at common law has, understandably, attracted considerable interest of late, on this blog and elsewhere. However, the Supreme Court's decision in AXA General ...
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Our constitution: beyond yes or no | Edinburgh Eye

Our constitution: beyond yes or no | Edinburgh Eye | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
A Scottish constitution could become the accepted framework of policy in a devolved Scotland. It could also become the national constitution of an independent Scotland. But either way, I think this is worthwhile object to work ...
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Our constitution, July 2012: Provision of emergency powers

“Provision of emergency powers in times of war, disaster – with restrictions (eg, parliamentary approval by supermajority, time limits) to prevent abuse” 

The ninth clause is what allows the City of London to be the offshore capital of the world. (In 1215, one of the original Enforcers of the charter was William Hardel, Mayor of the City of London.)

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Formation of the Scottish Constitutional Convention

The proposal to establish a Constitutional Convention came from a committee of prominent Scots who in July 1988 in their report "A Claim of Right for Scotland" recommended that a Convention should be established to draw up a scheme for a Scottish Assembly or Parliament.

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A new Scottish constitution? Hazel Lewry

A new Scottish constitution? Hazel Lewry | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it

Not now – not ever. Strong words from a person believing so strongly in freedom, democracy and individual rights. This is an issue I feel most strongly about. All of us should.

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A Scottish Constitution – Now or Never?

A Scottish Constitution – Now or Never? | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
Do we need a written constitution before the referendum, after or an outline one at referendum time? Who should write it?
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The Constitutional Debate | Scottish Left Review

One of the questions that those who want an independent Scotland seldom address is how ‘independent’ Scotland would actually be.

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Nicola Sturgeon makes her case for Scottish Independence in Parliament

Like our "yes to an independent Scotland" Facebook page (Over 11k likes) https://www.facebook.com/YESindyScotland Nicola Sturgeon makes her case for Scottish...
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David Bell: Powers are a taxing issue - News - Scotsman.com

David Bell: Powers are a taxing issue - News - Scotsman.com | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
REGARDLESS of the independence issue, the Scottish Government must now plan how much income it will tax when increased fiscal sovereignty comes into force in 2016, writes David Bell...
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Rare letters showcase Scotland's role in American independence - stv.tv

Rare letters showcase Scotland's role in American independence - stv.tv | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
Rare letters showcase Scotland's role in American independencestv.tvHis personal copy of the US constitution sold for £6.4m at Christie's in New York in June.
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Do we need a constitutional convention for the UK?

Written evidence submitted by Canon Kenyon Wright

SCOTLAND AND UK CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. “Our constitution is wearing out” Lord Hailsham. 1. A Constitutional Convention for the UK, which addresses the central issue of the constitutional relationships between the ...

 

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Argyll News: Would an independent Scotland under the British ...

Argyll News: Would an independent Scotland under the British ... | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
Were Scotland to become independent and were it to choose to have a Governor General – whose necessity we would question – we suggest that the drawing up of the constitution for an independent Scotland pays close ...
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What are the important features of the constitution of a Scottish State?

What are the important features of the constitution of a Scottish State? | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
Scottish News, News Scotland - Politics, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | News Net Scotland, uniquely Scottish (What are the important features of the constitution of a Scottish State?
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3/4 MenInABlog talk localism & a Scottish Constitution

3/4 MenInABlog talk localism & a Scottish Constitution | Scottish Constitution | Scoop.it
No FMQs this week  but topical subjects including localism, community councils and writing a Scottish Constitution Icelandic style ref. Nordic Horizons. Speakers are Stewart Lochhead, Donnach Mac ...
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