Google launches online constitution archive
NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - Internet giant Google launched an archive of the world's constitutions Monday in a new online initiative designed to help countries emerging from conflicts or political crises.
Launching the new site -- www.constituteproject.org -- in New York, Google officials said the aim was to help people drafting constitutions to see what other countries have done in the past.
"We wanted to take the physical constitutions and we wanted to have them organised online, make them universally available online and make them useful for all the different governments going through a constitutional process," Google Ideas director Jared Cohen said.
"These constitutions and government documents represent an important opportunity for these countries," he added.