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A pro-choice protest in Ireland ahead of the referendum (CC: courtesy of William Murphy,
On 25 May, the people of the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to repeal the 8th amendment of the constitution, which effectively prohibits abortion under any circumstances. The vote was hailed as a tectonic shift in Irish culture and celebrated as a victory of citizen...
Local referendum campaign in the town of Yambol - Courtesy of
Bulgaria has become a highly frequented destination for EU officials and foreign visitors at large since the country took up the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2018. On arrival in the capital city of Sofia, these days a foreign visitor may...
Save the Dutch Referendum
Entrée en vigueur il y a à peine trois ans, la loi néerlandaise sur le référendum est aujourd'hui menacée. Le gouvernement nouvellement élu veut abolir la loi et a eu son premier succès lorsque leur loi d'abrogation a été adoptée par la Chambre basse néerlandaise le mois dernier...
Save the Dutch Referendum
Vor knapp drei Jahren in Kraft getreten, ist das niederländische Referendumsgesetz nun in Gefahr. Die neu gewählte Regierung will das Gesetz abschaffen und hatte ihren ersten Erfolg, als ihr Aufhebungsgesetz letzten Monat im niederländischen Unterhaus verabschiedet wurde. Arjen...
Save the Dutch Referendum
Having entered into force barely 3 years ago, the Dutch Referendum law is now under threat. The newly elected Government wants to abolish the law and have had their first succes when their Repeal Law passed the Dutch Lower House last month. Arjen Nijeboer, Democracy...
Bild der Kampagne 'Red het Referendum' von Meer Democratie
Unsere Partner von Meer Democratie in den Niederlanden informierten heute den Senat per Brief über die rechtlichen Folgen der Vorladung des Staates. Wenn der Richter nur eine der drei Forderungen von Meer Democratie anweist, steht fest...
Dane Waters
In unserer Reihe "Country in focus" befasst sich Democracy International weltweit mit Fortschritten der modernen direkten Demokratie und von Bürgerbeteiligung. Diesen Monat stehen die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika im Rampenlicht. 1998 gründete Dane Waters, frustriert durch das...
Dane Waters
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This month, the spotlight is on the United States. In 1998, frustrated by the lack of information on direct democratic instruments, Dane...
Save the Dutch Referendum
The brand-new Dutch government yesterday released their coalition agreement, which includes the abolition of the Law on the Consultative Referendum, a mechanism that is only two years old. Arjen Nijeboer, of the Dutch organisation Meer...
Popular vote in Malta 2015. Photo by Bruno Kaufmann
With an extremely close result, Maltese hunters have won the referendum to ban birdhunting in springtime. On Saturday, 11 2014, the Mediterrean island nation of 450,000 people faced a dramatic voting day. For the very first time since gaining independence from Britain in 1964,...


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