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Hacking the UK Constitution launches today

Posted by Malte Werner (Admin) Jan 15, 2015 Posted in News and Videos

We will update this blog with upcoming news including exciting upcoming public events. Further, we will alert you to when a new video with Professor Conor Gearty talking with an expert on a challenge topic is available to watch, so keep checking this section for updates.

Hacking the UK Constitution launches today at the London School of Economics

LSE's Institute of Public Affairs is launching an exciting and innovative project which will crowdsource a written UK constitution. We invite the public to discuss a range of issues including the powers of Parliament and the Prime Minister, the role of the Head of state, how should we elect our representatives, what rights should we have and what place, if any, should the European Union have in our British Constitution.

Your opinions and ideas will be documented on an online platform and you will have the opportunity to vote ideas up or down, question experts and have access to resources to assist you, if you think necessary, in your decision making. At the end of the crowdsourcing process the Institute of Public Affairs will hold a Constitutional Convention in March to bring together the crowdsourced data to form a written constitution. Experts, the public and 20 Constitutional Champions representing the online community created over the 10 weeks will be invited to LSE to put together the written constitution.

Please join us for the launch to have your say

Panel:

Clive Coleman, BBC's legal correspondent (Chair)

Professor Conor Gearty, Director, Institute of Public Affairs

You are welcome to join us tonight at the Thai Theatre, New Academic Building. If you haven't signed up already please register to join in the debate!

Is Constitution UK coming to your city?

Our next stops are:

Cambridge - Wednesday 21st January

Nottingham – Wednesday 11th February

Liverpool – Wednesday 18th February

Portsmouth – Wednesday 25th February

This post was edited on Feb 17, 2015 by Noita Sadler

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