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Constitutional Council Appoints Committees

The members of the Constitutional Council have now been appointed to three committees, each of which will review certain parts of the Constitution of Iceland. They met for the first time yesterday morning.

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The Constitutional Council. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The first committee covers the basic values of the constitution: the national language, natural resources and environmental issues, human rights and the status of the National Church, ruv.is reports.

The second committee covers the administration: the role and position of the president, the Althingi parliament, the government and ministers, while the third committee discusses the independence of courts, elections, constituencies and foreign affairs.

The committees will assemble once a week and on Thursdays all Constitutional Council members meet. These meetings are open to the public.

Click here to read more about the Constitutional Council.

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