Having supported Constitute Project last year, we’re delighted to announce that we have awarded them a second grant of £4,125. The Constitute Project is an ambitious initiative to provide people around the world with access to constitutions from almost every country on the planet.
Organisation: Constitutional Excerpts Project
I’ve written another article for CNN. This article explores how increasing access to information, strengthening civil society, amplifying the citizen voice and supporting professionals who are providing services to society’s poorest should result in positive change for society. It mentions lots of our grantees. Find out who by reading it here.
On 11th December, UCL’s Constitution Unit will be hosting a lunchtime seminar to explore Constitute – the world’s most comprehensive, up-to-date repository of constitutions in the world. There are arguably few pieces of legislation in the world that are more central to a country’s functioning than a constitution. For centuries, however, access to these crucial […]
With the OGP just around the corner, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the work of some of Indigo’s grantees working on parliamentary monitoring and constitutional transparency and access. Of course, these two areas are but a selection of those that might come under a broader transparency and accountability umbrella. […]
The following post was kindly written by Dr James Melton, an academic based at University College London’s Constitution Unit. I am pleased to announce the launch of Constitute, a website for reading, searching, and comparing the world’s constitutions. I wrote previously about the importance of national constitutions and explained how Constitute will improve constitutional design […]
Each year, approximately five new constitutions come into force and a further 25 are amended in some form. Despite this, most constitutions are drafted and amended by people with little or no previous experience of working on constitutional texts. So how do these drafters know how to frame, for example, freedom of religion or head of […]
Although the UK is one of very few countries without a single written constitution, we believe they are of vital importance to nations around the world and fundamentally shape the everyday lives of billions. That’s why we’re delighted to have awarded a grant of £30,370 to the Constitutional Excerpts Project, which will run out of […]