Organisation: University College London

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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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