Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Iceland's crowd-sourced Constitution

It was developed in 2012 and may now finally make it through Parliament. "It includes clauses on environmental protection, puts international human rights law and the rights of refugees and migrants front and centre, and proposes redistributing the fruits of Iceland’s natural resources – notably fishing." The article discusses how it was developed and has a "provision for citizen-led initiatives to propose and alter legislation." Iceland is leading the way into the future of self-governance. Meanwhile, the US has regressed way back and is a long, long way off from such progress.

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