New Finnish e-Petition Service Lets Citizens Propose and Draft Legislation

A new e-petition service has been launched by the Finnish national Open Ministry; the service allows citizens to make policy proposals which, if they receive at least 50,000 online signatures, become legislation that must be considered by the Finnish national parliament, according to the story, “Workshop of volunteers is building a website to facilitate the launching of citizens’ initiatives”, by Esa Mäkinen, published on 24 February 2012 in Helsingin Sanomat.

The e-petition service appears to have opened on 1 March 2012, and now features several e-petitions.

For more information, please see the ministry’s post explaining “How Does [the e-Petition Service] Work?”, the ministry’s announcement of the service, or Mäkinen’s article.

HT Slashdot.

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3 Responses to New Finnish e-Petition Service Lets Citizens Propose and Draft Legislation

  1. legalinformatics says:

    by @danielschuman RT @EllnMllr: Finland Experiments With Citizen-Introduced Legislation http://j.mp/Q4ra7n

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