Citizens’ Assemblies – Tackling Constitutional Change

28 Apr

Ochil Room, Level +1, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, EH3 8EE

Sunday 28 Apr 19 9:00 am

Please note: This event is inside SNP conference, so you will need a conference pass to attend. 

Citizens Assemblies are often set up in times of constitutional change to advise on solutions to thorny issues. They could be used to great effect in Scotland as we approach a second independence referendum. Many members will have heard of the Constitutional Convention and Citizens Assembly that paved the way to the successful equal marriage and abortion rights referenda in Ireland, but what do they do that is so different and how do they work?

This panel discussion will look at how citizen assemblies could help shape a vision for Scotland’s constitutional future, reflecting Scotland’s guiding constitutional principle that sovereignty lies with the people.

Chair: Chris Hanlon, Elected Member NEC

Joanna Cherry QC MP
Dr Oliver Escobar
, What Works Scotland
Lesley Riddoch, Journalist and Campaigner
Willie Sullivan, ERS Scotland

Coffee and pastries provided.

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Ochil Room, Level +1, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK

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