Public consultation process
Please scrutinise all the proposed amendments and replies before commenting or voting. Short comments are most often read and must not exceed 100 words.You can propose an Amendment at the bottom of this page - please read the guidelines .
Note that the original wording appears again first below and sustains the same comment & voting regime as all other amendment proposals.
Section 2.10. All citizens have the right to peaceful assembly. This right may be restricted in accordance with procedures determined by law for the purpose of national security, and the safety of individuals and property.
Article 11 ECHR. All these partial repetitions of the provisions of the ECHR, which is adopted into the constitution by Article 2, Section 1, are liable to cause confusion as to whether the wording of the constitution or that of the ECHR as interpreted by the Strasbourg court, is to prevail.
There are no provisions in the consultation process for suggested additional clauses. I would like to suggest that the provisions of the Access Code be incorporated into the Constitution and somewhere in Article 2 would be the place to add this.
Jim - the second last paragraph of the guidelines (tab above) provides detail of this simple procedure (please see tick-box before proposing an amendment)
I am not proposing an amendment - I am proposing an additional clause and there does not seem to be any specific facility to do this within the consultation