Amendments to the Constitution

A new book, Icelandic Constitutional Reform, edited by the late Ágúst Þór Árnason, Faculty of Law, and Catherine Dupré, Associate Professor at University of Exeter has just been published by Routledge
Amendments to the Constitution

Ágúst Þór passed away in April 2019. He was adjunct with the Faculty of Law at University of Akureyri where he contributed to setting up the Law School. He played a key role in the establishment of the Polar law masters programme alongside Professor Guðmundur Alfreðsson. Ágúst Þór was a specialist in constitutional law and, besides teaching in this field, was very involved in academic and political discussions on the Icelandic constitution and constitutionalism. He published a number of articles and book chapters on the subject. He was also appointed to the Constitutional Committee 2010-2011 which submitted a comprehensive report on the proposals for constitutional reform and advised the Constitutional Council.

This book examines the constitutional developments in Iceland between 2009 and 2017. Other contributors than Ágúst Þór and Cathrine Dupré include Guðni Th. Jóhannesson President of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir Prime Minister, Aðalheiður Jóhannsdóttir Professor of Environmental law at the University of Iceland, Björg Thorarensen Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Iceland, Jón Ólafsson Professor of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland, Kristrún Heimisdóttir lawer and PhD student at Colombia University, Páll Þórhallsson lawer and Director of the Department of Legislative Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office, Ragnheiður Elfa Þorsteinsdóttir lector and Head of the Faculty for Law at the University of Akureyri, Salvör Nordal PhD in philosophy and Ombudsman for Children in Iceland, Skúli Magnússon District Judge and Associate Professor at the University of Iceland and Þorvaldur Gylfason professor of Economics and the University of Iceland.