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  Venice Commission - Commission de Venise
The Commission therefore decided in 1992 to set up a documentation centre to foster a mutual exchange of information between the courts and to inform the interested members of the public about their decisions.
Three times a year, they contribute to the Bulletin on Constitutional Case-Law and the database CODICES of the Commission which are the core of the Commission’s Centre on Constitutional Justice together with the library and the ‘Venice Forum’ allowing for a quick exchange of information between the courts on current issues.
The establishment of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice in 2002 institutionalised this cooperation between the constitutional courts and the Venice Commission, further underlining the important role of the participating courts in the Commission’s activities.
www.venice.coe.int /site/main/Constitutional_Justice_E.asp   (834 words)

 Act 00009--Constitutional Commission Act - Message Board - ezboard.com
Constitution - means the Constitution Act of the Kingdom of Pendronia as established in October of 1992.
Constitutional Convention - mean the greater action, as prescribed by this Bill, to investigate and present constitutional amendments to the Constitution Act of the Kingdom of Pendronia.
The Royal Commission on the Constitutional Amendments - means the body, as prescribed by this bill, to investigate and present amendments to the Constitution Act of the Kingdom of Pendronia.
p214.ezboard.com /fkingdomofpendroniafrm35.showMessage?topicID=11.topic   (429 words)

 Iraq's Constitutional Process: Shaping a Vision for the Country's Future: Special Reports: U.S. Institute of Peace
Constitutional commissions, while relatively small in size, should be fairly representative of the various political parties and ethno-religious groups in the society.
A boycott of the constitutional process by the major opposition faction (including a refusal to appoint members to the parliamentary constitutional commission) produced a similar dilemma regarding the perceived legitimacy of the process and produced two important decisions by the commission.
A constitutional commission should be established in Iraq to facilitate public education and consultation efforts, collect and organize public input for the National Assembly's constitution drafters, and conduct research and drafting for the National Assembly.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/sr132.html   (7349 words)

 Idaho Constitutional Revision Commission
This descriptive inventory of the papers of the Constitutional Revision Commission in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen in June 1981.
In November 1969 the new revised Constitution was presented to the governor and the legislature.
They include correspondence from the chairman of the commission and the chairman of the judiciary subcommittee, letters from state officials with suggestions for revisions, minutes of the full commission meetings in 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1969, and minutes of the judiciary subcommittee for 1966 and 1967.
www.lib.uidaho.edu /special-collections/Manuscripts/mg105.htm   (1202 words)

 EnterUganda Constitution
The Constitutional Review Commission was set up in March 2001 under the Commissions of Inquiry Act.
Public hearings are to be conducted countrywide as the Commission endeavours to reach all Ugandans.
There are Ugandans and other people the Commission may not be able to reach or who may not be able to submit their contributions to the Commission.
www.enteruganda.com /constitution   (146 words)

 The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today
Constitutional advocates accused lawmakers of trying to foil the establishment of an independent constitutional commission despite the fact that it has been clearly stated in MPR Decree No. 1/2002.
Noted constitutional law expert Satya Arinanto from the University of Indonesia said he doubted the will of the MPR to carry out reform, as senior lawmakers had publicly expressed their rejection to an independent commission.
Jacob Tobing, a former chairman of the disbanded MPR ad hoc committee on constitutional amendments, confirmed on Monday that he and many other senior politicians from major parties had proposed that the body would not be called a constitutional commission.
www.thejakartapost.com /yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20021008.C01   (528 words)

 Constitutional Commission is Perverse and Regressive - Bahamas Top Stories News Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Mr Smith was hitting out at the provisional recommendations made by the constitutional reform commission in relation to the transmission of citizenship from a Bahamian woman to her foreign spouse - one of the most controversial issues of constitutional reform when it was originally presented to the public by the former FNM administration.
The commission in its report said that there was overwhelming support for equity between the sexes and for the removal of any form of discrimination on the grounds of sex or gender, especially with regard to the ability of a married Bahamian woman to transmit citizenship to the child born outside the Bahamas.
The commission also recommended that the constitutional provision that children born outside of the Bahamas to married Bahamian men have automatic Bahamian citizenship should also apply to children born outside the Bahamas to married Bahamian women, regardless of the nationality of their husband.
www.bahamasb2b.com /news/wmview.php?ArtID=7390   (998 words)

 Constitutional Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many entities have been called a Constitutional Commission with the general purpose of reviewing a constitution, or planning to create one.
In 1985 a Constitutional Commission was established (by the Hawke Labor government) to review the Australian Constitution.
It was seen as too partisan by many Liberals and the eventual referendum questions were not supported; leading to the lowest 'yes' vote count for any referendum in Australia (in 1988).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constitutional_Commission   (114 words)

The Commission determined not to be delayed by the action taken by this committee and decided to hold a Press conference at which they should give their interpretation of the terms of reference.
The constitution in our view must be related to the general conditions of the country and is not a thing existing in vacuo quite unrelated to the social, economic and educational environment in which it has to function.
The Commission should, we suggest, supervise the lengthy task of revising the electoral roll, to which we have already referred, and also undertake the demarcation of constituency boundaries and advise as necessary on such matters as the revision of legislation and regulations governing elections.
www.guyana.org /govt/robertson_report.html   (15742 words)

 Alabama Citizens' Commission on Constitutional Reform releases final report
ACCR Chairman Thomas E. Corts today released the final report of the Alabama Citizens’ Commission on Constitutional Reform and presented it to Governor-Elect Bob Riley and members of the Alabama Legislature.
The independent Citizens’ Commission, chaired by Secretary of State Jim Bennett, has been considering changes to Alabama’s antiquated 1901 constitution in a series of meetings held around the state over the last year.
The members of the Alabama Citizens’ Commission on Constitutional Reform received some well-deserved praise from Alabama’s next governor at their last meeting.
accr.constitutionalreform.org /news/pr_011603.html   (537 words)

 Report of the Constitutional Commission 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The secretary to the Commission was a Mr.
The said commission commended “their vision of the future”, and went on to state, “there is nothing inevitable about independence, nor can it come like a thief in the night.” It recommended that the cost, obligations, and liabilities of independence should be assessed and the findings made public.
As regards the Attorney General, the Commission considers that the presence in both the Executive (Cabinet) and Legislative Councils of the chief legal adviser to Government and the Legislature, is both beneficial and prudent, and ought to be maintained.
dpu.gov.vg /WhatsNew/Constitutionalcommission2005.htm   (12891 words)

 Afghanistan Constitutional Questionnaire. (Page 28)
Questionnaire regarding the new Afghan Constitution that was prepared by the Secretariat of the Constitutional Commission and distributed throughout Afghanistan.
Many constitutions have a preamble which is a short text designed to introduce the constitution, explain its historical significance, valued principles such as the holy tenets of Islam, national values and international covenants.
Some constitutions state the goals of the state and important principles upon which the foundation of the country should be built.
www.geocities.com /ks3484/page28.html   (1870 words)

 Constitutional Convention Commission
Lastly, it established a Constitutional Convention Commission to promulgate rules and to conduct public hearings throughout the Nation.
The duties of the citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation would be to study the Constitution, help to avoid frivolous changes, and to stay active with the Commission.
After a comprehensive report is prepared, the Commission will work directly with the election board to prepare the appropriate wording for the separate ballots for each amendment, revision, alteration, or addition to be submitted to the citizens at the election.
www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov /executive/const_conv_commission.htm   (315 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Agreement states that a Constitutional Commission (“Commission”) shall be established by the Transitional Authority with the assistance of the United Nations.
The role of the CLJ is to adopt the constitution and to confer legitimacy on it.
Constitutional Commission is sworn-in and agrees to the rules of procedure, the phases of their work, and constitutional issues.
www.freewebtown.com /afghanistan/law3.htm   (3862 words)

 Constitution of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Drafting Commission was inaugurated by the Father of the Nation, Mohammad Zahir, and started its work on 12.08.1381 (5 November 2002).
The Commission was comprised of thirty five members and brought together the country’s top legal and religious scholars, including women.
The Commission has worked honestly and diligently to accurately reflect the views, wishes and aspirations of the people in the draft constitution.
www.af /constitution/index.html   (675 words)

 Advisory Opinion 75-012
Therefore, members of the Ohio Constitutional Revision Commission are not persons who are appointed to an office of a commission of the state for purposes of falling within the purview of Section 102.04 (A) of the Revised Code.
The Ohio Ethics Commission has determined that independent contractors of public agencies are not included in that class of persons described by the phrase "employed by" as used in Section 102.04 of the Revised Code.
The Ohio Ethics Commission has determined that when a person is no longer considered an employee, but rather an independent contractor, the point of departure for purposes of influence peddling is reached.
ethics.ohio.gov /opinions/75-012.html   (1928 words)

 Sudan: Memorandum to the National Constitutional Review Commission - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Interim Constitution itself will not be sufficient to prevent human rights violations; however, strong constitutional guarantees for the respect, protection and promotion of human rights, would be a powerful tool to prevent further human rights abuses in Sudan and usher a new era for the protection of the human rights of all in Sudan.
The human rights guarantees in the 1998 Constitution of Sudan were consistently diminished by the restrictions in the Penal Code of 1991, which was not brought in accordance with the constitutional guarantees, or laws passed subsequently to the 1998 Constitution, often consisting of presidential decrees.
The Interim Constitution should require the State to take positive measures in all fields to ensure the full development and advancement of women, including measures to ensure that traditional, historical, religious or cultural attitudes are not used to justify violations of women’s rights.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/engafr540492005   (3551 words)

 DOUGLASS : Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government, "Civil Rights and Legal Wrongs," August 1963   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, but when the court acts in a suit arising under the Constitution it acts judicially, not legislatively.
The Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government expresses neither opposition to nor support of Title V of the President's bill.
The Commission's powers would be whatever the President regarded as appropriate; and the definition of "government employment" is as wide as the Federal budget itself.
douglassarchives.org /virg_a21.htm   (6309 words)

 Revision Commission
Once every twenty years Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration.
The Commission meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifing issues, performing research, and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution.
The state's treatment of such important issues rests primarily in the Constitution, and the Revision Commission looks to the citizens of this state for direction and suggestions.
www.law.fsu.edu /crc   (155 words)

 National Council Rejects Bill on Constitutional Commission
Article two of that law states that the Assembly, charged with preparing East Timor's future constitution, should "take into due consideration the results of consultation" undertaken by the Constitutional Commission.
The "independent" commission rejected on Tuesday would have been responsible for consulting residents of all districts of East Timor on the constitutional process and preparing a final report for submission to the Assembly.
Cipriano Pereira of the Fretilin party called the commission "unnecessary", adding that there were doubts about whether it was "necessary or a political maneuver".
www.etan.org /et2001a/march/25-31/27natl.htm   (378 words)

 Constitution Society Home Page
The Constitution Society is a private non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government.
This organization was founded in response to the growing concern that noncompliance with the Constitution for the United States of America and most state constitutions is creating a crisis of legitimacy that threatens freedom and civil rights.
We maintain that the principles of constitutional republicanism are universal, and applicable to all nations, although not well understood or upheld by most.
www.constitution.org   (828 words)

 Michigan Constitutional Conventions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The constitution of Michigan with amendments thereto : as recommended by the Constitutional Commission of 1873 ; and reported to the governor, with an analysis of the changes proposed.
Proceedings and debates of the Constitutional convention of the state of Michigan, convened in the city of Lansing, Tuesday, October 22, 1907...
What the proposed new state constitution means to you : a report to the people of Michigan by their elected delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1961-62.
www.umich.edu /~bhl/bhl/mhchome/concon.htm   (1096 words)

 Constitutional Commission - Home
The primary aims of the Constitutional Commission are four-fold:-
The political process is inadequate and inappropriate for such a major rethink, partly because it tends to be self-serving and opportunistic, but also because it has not shown itself able to think constitutionally and strategically, which is precisely the kind of thinking that Scotland most needs at this point in her history.
This is important because the 1989 cross-party Scottish constitutional convention, which led the last national conversation about devolution, had the authority to draft a constitutional blueprint which became the Scottish parliament.
www.constitutionalcommission.org   (731 words)

 We The People Projects
On Thursday, June 29, 2000, We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education Inc. held the fourth Washington, DC conference at the National Press Club on the question of the legality of the income tax.
Testing the attitude of the judiciary regarding alleged unconstitutional behavior by anyone wielding governmental power is one very effective approach to educating the people about the constitutions and constitutional law.
Scrutinizing governmental behavior, comparing that behavior with the requirements of the constitution and the law and filing a complaint in state or federal court for a redress of grievances can be very educational, assuming there is an organized public information and education program in place.
www.givemeliberty.org /projects.htm   (2203 words)

 NDI - National Democratic Institute
In October 2003, NDI Indonesia produces a briefing paper on the recruitment process of the membership and leadership of the newly established Constitutional Commission in anticipation of the 2004 elections.
Following the election of the Constitutional Assembly in 1994, NDI's input was sought once again on the proposal for an independent election authority, funding of political parties, intergovernmental relations and bi-cameral legislative bodies.
Following the enactment of the constitution NDI participated in initiatives on constitutional education and the enabling legislation for structuring local government.
www.ndi.org /globalp/gov/programsgov/constreformgov.asp   (742 words)

 Consultative Commission - Proposals and Recommendations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In case of dissolution of the Parliament or the termination of its regular term, the incumbent Prime Minister and the Cabinet shall continue to conduct the affairs of government until the new Parliament is convoked by the Prime Minister and a new Prime Minister is elected and qualified.
The Commission on Appointments and the Parliament Electoral Tribunal shall be constituted within thirty days after the Parliament shall have been organized with the election of the Speaker.
The Prime Minister may contract or guarantee foreign loans on behalf of the Republic of the Philippines with the prior concurrence of the Monetary Board, and subject to such limitations as may be provided by law.
www.concom.ph /proposals   (1179 words)

 B92 - Insight - File Cabinet - Open letter to President of Constitutional Commission
Instead of regularly informing the public about the outcome of its work on Serbia’s new constitution, conducted within several sub-commissions, the Constitutional Commission behaves as if it has been deliberating house rules, rather than a fundamental system of law that affects every individual.
The procedure for passing a constitution is unambiguous and clear-cut, and implies public participation and transparency, i.e.
The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, the Civic Initiatives and the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM express their concern with such flagrant violation of democratic procedure and demand that passing of a new constitution should be postponed so as to enable all strata to engage in a debate on it.
www.b92.net /eng/insight/pressroom.php?nav_id=36991   (406 words)

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