Constitution         for the         people          bythe         people         Dr. Guðrún PétursdóttirChair, Constituti...
Economiccollapse 2008 Demand for profound reform
1874                                                1944Thethen King ofDenmark and IcelandpresentedIcelanderswith a Consti...
1944-2010                   In thehands of theParliament:Certainchaptersrevised - mainlyregardingelections and constituenc...
... maybetheParliament is not therightactor?
... maybeweshouldinvolvethepublic?
2010Howcanweinvolvethepublic?    Nationalassembly   ConstitutionalCouncil
NationalAssembly1000 members of thegeneralpublic – randomsample
Representation       Age     Gender     Location
Thoroughlyplannedprocedure
How IT came inInformationcollection and analysisonthespot
Results presentedthefollowingday
Report totheConstitutionalCouncil
ConstitutionalCouncilOpenelectionEveryonecould stand (with a fewexceptions)523 candidates25 elected – laterappointed
ConstitutionalCouncil            convened   fromApril 6th- July 29th 2010
Processopentothepublic            Councilmeetingsopen and televisedDraftproposalspostedonthewebsite – opentopubliccomments
Publicparticipation                    tthroughwebsite and socialmedia              3600 public comments      370 formal s...
This wasonlypossiblebecause of theavailabletechnology
TheConstitutionalCouncilwrote a draft       for a newConstitution          in only 4 months      withopenpublicaccess.    ...
WilltheParliamentmanagetofinishthe task?
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  1. 1. Constitution for the people bythe people Dr. Guðrún PétursdóttirChair, ConstitutionalCommittee, Iceland
  2. 2. Economiccollapse 2008 Demand for profound reform
  3. 3. 1874 1944Thethen King ofDenmark and IcelandpresentedIcelanderswith a Constitution Iceland declareditsindependence in 1944. A newconstitutionwasadoptedwith greatnationalsupport (98%). Only minor amendmentsfromtheoldone and generalunderstandingthat a profoundrevisionwasrequired asap.
  4. 4. 1944-2010 In thehands of theParliament:Certainchaptersrevised - mainlyregardingelections and constituencies newchapteron Human rights in 1997. Otherwise no major revisions.
  5. 5. ... maybetheParliament is not therightactor?
  6. 6. ... maybeweshouldinvolvethepublic?
  7. 7. 2010Howcanweinvolvethepublic? Nationalassembly ConstitutionalCouncil
  8. 8. NationalAssembly1000 members of thegeneralpublic – randomsample
  9. 9. Representation Age Gender Location
  10. 10. Thoroughlyplannedprocedure
  11. 11. How IT came inInformationcollection and analysisonthespot
  12. 12. Results presentedthefollowingday
  13. 13. Report totheConstitutionalCouncil
  14. 14. ConstitutionalCouncilOpenelectionEveryonecould stand (with a fewexceptions)523 candidates25 elected – laterappointed
  15. 15. ConstitutionalCouncil convened fromApril 6th- July 29th 2010
  16. 16. Processopentothepublic Councilmeetingsopen and televisedDraftproposalspostedonthewebsite – opentopubliccomments
  17. 17. Publicparticipation tthroughwebsite and socialmedia 3600 public comments 370 formal suggestions from the public, all processedbytheCouncil. Thus, the bill took shape in the Council, with open exchange of opinion with the community.
  18. 18. This wasonlypossiblebecause of theavailabletechnology
  19. 19. TheConstitutionalCouncilwrote a draft for a newConstitution in only 4 months withopenpublicaccess. TheBill for a newconstitution waspresentedtothe Speaker of theParliament onJuly 29th 2011
  20. 20. WilltheParliamentmanagetofinishthe task?

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