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25-02-2013
Parliament Discusses Draft of new Constitution
Council of Europe's Venice Commission comments on direct democracy enshrined in draft constitution As Iceland Review Online reports on 19 February 2013, the Icelandic parliament Alþingi’s Constitutional and Supervisory Committee decided to make some of the amendments proposed...
19-02-2013
Vote of the Falkland Islands' citizens or of Illegal Settlers?
Historic Poll in the Falkland Islands/ Malvinas On 10 and 11 March 2013, Falkland Island’s eligible voters will go to the polls to answer the following question by referendum: “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory...
15-02-2013
Dutch doors open to direct democracy
On Thursday, 14 February 2013, the lower house of the Dutch parliament adopted legislation to introduce a non-binding facultative referendum. With this instrument of direct democracy, 300,000 citizens can trigger a national referendum on a law or treaty passed by the national...
Christian Felber
06-02-2013
“People will voice peace in a new EU Treaty”
Interview with Christian Felber on the EU as a peace project and an EU convention Christian Felber is an Austrian freelance journalist, book author and international lecturer. Co-founder of Attac Austria, he initiated the projects “Democratic Bank” and “Economy for the Common...
16-01-2013
People’s consultation in Austria on military service
On Sunday, 20 January 2013, Austrian eligible citizens are called to vote in a referendum on the future of military conscription. They will have the choice to opt for maintaining the current system of military service and a mandatory civilian service or to introduce a...
13-12-2012
Visit from Yemen
On Thursday, 13 December 2012, journalists from the Republic of Yemen visited Democracy International and its partner organization Mehr Demokratie in their office in Cologne to get to know civil society organisations working on democracy issues. On Thursday, 13 December 2012,...
06-12-2012
Impressions from South America - Interview with Dr. Hofmann
From 28 September until 29 November 2012 Dr. Klaus Hofmann, editor of the Direct Democracy Navigator, travelled South America to learn about the political practice in Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. On the first day of his return, we have asked him about the...
28-11-2012
"Citoyens indignés, réclamez la démocratie directe!"
On Friday, 30 November, our spokesperson Cora Pfafferott participated in a panel discussion on the topic “Social protests in the 21st century” at the Goethe-Institut in Toulouse, France. The other guests on the panel were the Tunisian human rights defender Sihem Bensedrine and...
19-11-2012
Montevideo Declaration on Modern Direct Democracy
From 14 to 16 November people from all walks of life and from all corners of the world met at the 2012 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in Montevideo, Uruguay. Scholars, journalists, activists, petition and initiative organizers, philanthropists, elected officials,...
14-11-2012
Book Review: “Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century”
On Thursday, 8th November 2012, Maureen Childs, a London UK and member of Democracy International, attended a talk given by Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, at the RSA in London, entitled 'How to Govern Intelligently in the 21st century'.On Thursday, 8th November 2012,...

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