In Focus: Where is Iceland’s Updated Constitution? Skip to content

In Focus: Where is Iceland’s Updated Constitution?

By Yelena

Photo: Páll Stefánsson. A statue in downtown Reykjavík depicts King Christian IX of Denmark handing Iceland its first constitution. Now one MP wants to remove his seal from Iceland’s Parliament Building..
Between 2010 and 2012, Iceland “crowdsourced” a new constitution which was handed over to Parliament. A national referendum followed, where a majority voted for the document to be used as a foundation for constitutional reform. Yet it was never adopted. Fast forward nearly a decade: a group of activists is fighting for the “new constitution” […]
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