Sunday, September 29, 2013
Google has launched the Constitute Project (not to be confused with the Constitution Project). Units at the University of Texas, the University College, London, the National Science Foundation, the Cline Center for Democracy, and the University of Chicago helped develop the project, with financial support from Google, among other sources. More here.
You can browse constitutions by country, or you can browse topics (through a more structured search), or you can do a free text search--for freedom of the press, for example. That search brings up 58 constitutions that mention freedom of the press.
The idea behind the project is to bring together these documents for the assistance of those needing to draft, compare, or revise constitutions, obviously. It also educates people all over of the world about the characteristics of constitutions, and secondarily their universalities and differences. A simple idea, not simple to organize or execute. Congratulations to all involved.
More here from Mashable.