Wales launches a new tool for participating in language legislation

Wiki Deddfu - Wiki Lawmaking, a project based on the same technology as Wikipedia, intends to allow everyone to participate in drawing up a new Welsh language act. On a completely bilingual site, Welsh people can suggest specific legislation, report cases of linguistic discrimination and discuss the current state and needs of the Welsh language.

The website was presented this week at the Welsh National Assembly, together with the report “Creating a Truly Bilingual Wales”, which states that current legislation does not protect Welsh speakers from discrimination.

The site will be online until May 2008, but its contents are not binding for the Welsh Assembly nor for the British Parliament.


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