Scotland could have a truly novel and democratic constitution – Paris conference report

Mark McNaught, 26 March 2013 Last weekend, March 16 in Paris at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, I had the honour of hosting an academic conference on a written Scottish constitution.  It succeeded beyond my highest aspirations. Pooling some of the … Continue reading

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Ambassador Scheffer on rights in a written constitution

22 March 2013 The Scottish Government’s proposal to enshrine economic, social and cultural rights in a written constitution of an independent Scotland has raised concerns and provoked criticism. However, those economic, social and cultural rights are already incorporated in many … Continue reading

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Scottish constitution could be a model for the world, says Paris conference

20 March 2013 The Paris conference, Towards a written Scottish constitution, at which world experts gathered to debate the future of Scotland, was successfully held on Saturday 16 March at Sciences-Po in Paris. In his introductory speech, Dr Mark McNaught, Associate … Continue reading

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Paris conference debates Scotland’s future

Paris France, Saturday 16th March 2013 – World experts will gather to debate Scotland’s constitutional future at a major conference held at SciencesPo – ‘Towards a Written Scottish Constitution‘ organised by Dr. Mark B. McNaught, University of Rennes, in association … Continue reading

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Religion and State in a Scottish Constitution: Secularism, Pluralism and Neutrality.

W. E. Bulmer One of the most delicate problems facing constitutional designers in an independent Scotland will be to regulate the relationship, on the constitutional level, between religious organisations and the State. The problem is delicate because it touches core … Continue reading

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