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 Constitutional convention (political meeting) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A constitutional convention is a gathering of delegates for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution.
European Convention (2001) - Drafted the Constitution for Europe for approval by the European Council and ratification by the member states.
Constitutional conventions have also been used by subnational units of federal states—such as the individual states of the United States—to create, replace, or revise their own constitutions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constitutional_convention_(political_meeting)   (202 words)

 Convention Parliament -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The term Convention Parliament has been applied to three different (An Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries) English (A legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Great Britain)) Parliaments, of 1399, 1660 and 1689.
Nonetheless there were prosecutions against those accused of (The act of killing a king) regicide, the direct participation in the trial and execution of Charles I. The Convention Parliament was dissolved by Charles II on 29 December 1660.
The third example of a convention parliament is the first parliament of the ' (The revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688-1689)) Glorious Revolution' of 1688.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Co/Convention_Parliament.htm   (477 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Parliament.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Two Parliaments were so called: one in 1660, because it was not held by the order of the king, but was convened by General Monk; the second was convened January 22nd, 1689, to confer the crown on William and Mary.
The Parliament convened at Coventry by Henry VI., in 1459, which passed attainders on the Duke of York and his supporters.
It was this Parliament that voted the trial of Charles I. The Running Parliament.
www.bonus.com /contour/bartlettqu/http@@/www.bartleby.com/81/12788.html   (581 words)

 Convention Parliament: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Convention Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Convention Parliament also known as the English Convention was elected in April 1660.
Reprisals against the establishment which had developed under Oliver Cromwell we constrained under the terms of the Indemnity and Oblivion Act[?] which became law on the 29th of August 1660.
Nonetheless there were prosecutions against those accused of Regicide, the direct participation in the trial and execution of Charles I. The Convention Parliament was dissolved by Charles II on the 29th December 1660.
www.encyclopedian.com /co/Convention-Parliament.html   (243 words)

 Bill of Rights 1689 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Before William and Mary were affirmed as co-rulers of England and Ireland, they accepted a Declaration of Right drawn up by the Convention Parliament which was delivered to them at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, on 13 February 1689.
In the then separate Kingdom of Scotland, the 1689 Claim of Right of the Scottish Estates was expressed in different terms, but to a largely similar effect, declaring William and Mary to be King and Queen of Scotland on 11 April 1689.
In addition, the Sovereign was required to summon Parliament frequently (reinforced by the Triennial Act 1694 which requiring the regular summoning of Parliaments).
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/English_Bill_of_Rights   (966 words)

 The Convention Parliament 1660   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Earl of Manchester was elected Speaker of the House of Lords, Sir Harbottle Grimston was elected Speaker of the Commons.
The Convention Parliament laid the groundwork for the Restoration Settlement, arranging the terms for land and fiscal arrangements under the new régime.
Charles II dissolved the Convention Parliament on 29 December 1660.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /glossary/convention-parliament.htm   (238 words)

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The first Convention meeting held in the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall on the Mound in the centre of Edinburgh was an impressive gathering of organisations and individuals representing a wide cross-section of Scottish society.
Convention representatives will meet all strands of Scottish public life to discuss their proposals and plans and address the practical implications of the establishment of a Scottish Parliament.
The Convention is currently in receipt of a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and other than that relies entirely on donations from the Campaign for a Scottish Parliament, local authorities, other organisations and individuals.
www.almac.co.uk /business_park/scc/backg.htm   (1736 words)

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The purpose of the Convention is to conduct an open and broad debate about the future of Europe with a view to submitting some clear ideas to the next meeting of EU leaders at the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) in 2004.
Work of the Convention The Convention is part of a historic turning point in the development of the EU and is unique in that never before has a Convention of this nature been called to prepare the way for radical change in the EU and its biggest ever enlargement.
The Scottish Parliament therefore requires early intelligence in order to be fully aware of the direction of (future) policy and related legislation in the EU and its potential impact on Scotland.
www.rsa.org.uk /scotland/SPConvention.doc   (4142 words)

 Address by Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Roberto Antonione to the European Parliament on the state of progress of ...
The Convention on the future of Europe was an innovation that set the process of treaty reform in motion.
On the one hand, the constituent authority of the Convention would be lost; on the other, European citizens would find themselves voting in European elections without any idea of the future constitutional shape of Europe.
On the basis of the Convention's Draft Treaty and the work done by European Union foreign ministers, the Presidency will formulate a comprehensive proposal centred on the institutional package and the question of defence.
www.europa-web.de /europa/03euinf/12EP_BER/antonio2.htm   (1249 words)

 EUREALIST: Bill of Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This is basically the supremacy of Parliament argument, which combined with the notion that no Parliament can bind the actions of future parliaments, creates an argument that nothing defends the British people from a despotic government.
If parliament could be held to have repealed Magna Charta it could also be held to have acted unlawfully in that, by definition, parliament must have exceeded its powers on that occasion.
When the parliament invited The Prince and Princess of Orange to take the throne that was only on the understanding that they would protect those same rights and liberties, So the Bill of Rights was in fact not an act of parliament but a settlement treaty.
eurealist.blogspot.com /2004/12/bill-of-rights.html   (1389 words)

 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
In accordance with the provisions of article 19 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the present report, containing information reflecting the achievements during 1996-2001, is submitted for examination to the Committee against Torture.
On the basis of the provisions of article 3 of the Convention, which stipulates that “no one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”, Moldova ratified the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and Protocols Nos.
As a result of the adherence of the Republic of Moldova to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture, the European Committee for Prevention of Torture (hereinafter referred to as CPT) made a study of the situation of torture cases in the territory of the Republic and made some recommendations.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/cat/moldova2002.html   (4729 words)

 Burma: National Convention With 1,300 Political Prisoners
For the purpose of a wider understanding and in depth discussion, suitable delegates to the convention may be appointed by the interim government/authority.
The National Convention should draw up the basic principles that must be written into the Constitution within 6 months of its formation and the Interim Government should give a time frame for presenting the same to the Parliament.
The National Convention currently being proposed should be regarded as new and to start with new procedural rules, which are to be negotiated and formulated.
www.mizzima.com /archives/news-in-2004/news-in-apr/05-apr04-02.htm   (1242 words)

 Women's Rights Central Battle in Iranian Politics
By approving the U.N. convention in parliament, the reformists were sending a clear signal to their supporters and their conservative opponents that the role of women in society will remain at the heart of the debate about the future of Iran.
In an attempt to address the objections of conservatives, the parliament supported the U.N. convention with two conditions: that no provision violating Islam would be valid and that Iran would not abide by the arbitration of disagreements through the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
At the moment, 14 female members of parliament in Iran's 272-member parliament are struggling to promote awareness of discriminatory laws and practices, she said.
www.womensenews.org /article.cfm/dyn/aid/1490/context/archive   (1257 words)

 International Law and the South African Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women were signed in 1993 and ratified in June 1995 and September 1995 respectively, but have not been incorporated into domestic law.
Although this provision ensures that Parliament will continue to play an active role in treaty-making, it is unfortunate that the realities of the bureaucratic process compelled the Constitutional Assembly to require an Act of Parliament, in addition to the resolution of ratification, for the incorporation of treaties into municipal law.
The provisions of a treaty ratified by Parliament, but not incorporated into municipal law by Act of Parliament, that are `self-executing' become part of municipal law unless inconsistent with the Constitution or an Act of Parliament.
www.ejil.org /journal/Vol8/No1/art4-02.html   (1409 words)

 General Convention 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Like any convention, the booths are filled with organizations and vendors who have things to sell and ideas to share.
General Convention brings women and men from all over the country, and each of them bring his/her experiences and his/her ideas to this rich cultural marketplace.
During General Convention this year, our Bishops and Deputies will vote with their conscience, but our ability to influence and educate them is not over.
www.edomi.org /gc_2003.asp   (1702 words)

 SCC Final Document
The Convention regards it as vital that the relationship between the Parliament and local authorities be positive, co-operative and stable.
The Convention however is firmly of the view that through widespread recognition of the parliament's legitimate authority, both within Scotland and internationally, such a course of action is both practically and politically impossible.
That means a Parliament in which men and women are fairly represented in numbers broadly proportionate to their shares of the population, and which actively encourages the participation and involvement of all groups, including ethnic minority groups, in its consultative processes.
www.almac.co.uk /business_park/scc/scc-rep.htm   (10387 words)

 Gardiner: Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution
That an Act be passed in Parliament, whereby the practices of Papists against the State may be prevented, and the laws against them duly executed, and a stricter course taken to prevent the saying or hearing of Mass in the Court or any other part of this kingdom.
Toison, Members of both Houses of the Parliament of England, shall be the Commissioners for the kingdom of England, for conservation of the peace between the two kingdoms; to act according to the powers in that behalf expressed in the articles of the large Treaty, and not otherwise.
That an Act be passed, whereby the debts of the kingdom and the persons of delinquents, and the value of their estates may be known: and which Act shall appoint in what manner the confiscations and proportions before mentioned may be levied and applied to the discharge of the said engagements.
www.constitution.org /eng/conpur066.htm   (1473 words)

 Charter of Fundamental Rights: Home Page
the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission signed and proclaimed the Charter on behalf of their institutions on 7 December 2000 in Nice.
The Convention drew up the draft Charter with a view to its possible incorporation, and the European Parliament voted in favour of incorporation.
The Nice European Council (see Annex I to the Presidency conclusions) decided to consider the question of the Charter's legal status during the general debate on the future of the European Union, which was initiated on 1 January 2001.
www.europarl.eu.int /charter/default_en.htm   (595 words)

 Prime Minister of Australia
By convention, the Prime Minister is the leader of the party or coalition which has the most seats in the lower house of the Federal Parliament, the House of Representatives.
By convention, the Prime Minister is always a member of the lower house of parliament.
The Governor-General is appointed by the Queen; by convention she appoints the person recommended to her by the Prime Minister.
www.fastload.org /pr/Prime_Minister_of_Australia.html   (1168 words)

The Convention sets forth the high contracting parties' commitments as regards the safe handling of spent nuclear fuel being formed during the operation of civilian nuclear power units and the safe handling of NPP radioactive waste.
The Convention mostly aims to ensure and maintain high standards as regards the safe handling of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste through enhanced national measures and international cooperation.
The Convention is an essential element of international nuclear legislation as regards the safe handling of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.
en.rian.ru /russia/20050520/40386849.html   (345 words)

 GB.274/LILS/5 - Governing Body   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
India stated that the ratification process of the Convention was under way since the governments of the states concerned had amended their legislation to bring it in line with the Convention and that the formalities should be complete before the 87th Session (June 1999) of the International Labour Conference.
Ecuador stated that it did not envisage ratifying the Convention although its legislation was in accordance with the provisions of the Convention; Mali and Mexico pointed out that they were not in a position to ratify the Convention, in view of the social and economic conditions prevailing in their respective countries.
If the draft Convention concerning the immediate elimination of the worst forms of child labour is finally adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 87th Session (June 1999), this new Convention will most probably constitute one of the ILO Conventions considered fundamental.
www.ilo.org /public/english/standards/relm/gb/docs/gb274/lils-5.htm   (5311 words)

 ATA News from Albania, 96-08-01
It claimed an immediate ratification of this convention in parliament in order to make use of its articles 25 and 26 to make an individual application to the European Human Rights Commisison regarding the trial of SP chairman, convicted of embezzlement and abuse of office in relation to Italian aid while he was prime minister.
The ratification of the European Human Rights Convention is one of the Council of Europe's recommendations on Albania on the occasion of its admission to the CE, alongside the drafting of the constitution and lifting of capital punishment.
Speaker of Parliament Pjeter Arbnori, declaring the proceedings of the first session of this legislature closed, said that precisely, the adoption of the two significant European conventions marks the accomplishment of Albania's commitments as a member of the Council of Europe.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/ata/1996/96-08-01.ata.html   (2773 words)

 The Namibian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Unicef's Country Representative in Namibia, Marie-Pierre Poirier, last month urged Namibia to ratify the convention, which bans the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel landmines soon.
While Namibia has signed the Ottawa Landmine Convention, parliament still has to ratify the Convention.
The Convention can only become an international law if it is ratified by 40 countries.
www.namibian.com.na /Netstories/June98/accord.html   (143 words)

 Convention Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A parliament which does not derive its authority or legitimacy from an existing or previously enacted parliamentary action or process.
The succeeding parliament, which was elected in May 1661 was called the Cavalier Parliament and it set about the systematic dismantling of all the legislation and institutions which had been introduced during the reign of Cromwell's 'Commonwealth and Protectorate'.
This page was last modified 21:43, 8 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Convention_Parliament   (402 words)

 The Namibian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
CABINET has already given the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the green light to table the Anti-Landmine Convention in Parliament for ratification, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said Tuesday.
Reacting to a report in The Namibian that Namibia had not yet ratified the Convention, the Ministry's Deputy Director of Information, Wilma Deetlefs, said Cabinet had, on June 16, authorised Foreign Affairs to put the Convention on the table.
When The Namibian spoke to a Ministry of Foreign Affair's source on Tuesday, he was under the belief that the Convention still had to be approved by Cabinet, before it could head for Parliament.
www.namibian.com.na /Netstories/June98/mineok.html   (214 words)

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