Call for Research: Post Legislative Scrutiny Research in Parliament of Albania, Parliament of Montenegro and National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska

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Call for Research: Post Legislative Scrutiny Research in Parliament of Albania, Parliament of Montenegro and National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska

January 15th, 2020

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage local consultants to conduct post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) review of selected legislation in cooperation with parliaments which are participating in the HUGEN Network.

PLS review report will be conducted as part of the activities of the Human Right and Gender Equality Network of Committees in the Western Balkan (HUGEN).

The Opportunity

WFD is currently implementing regional parliamentary programme in order to enhance regional parliamentary cooperation in the Western Balkan region and to improve oversight on human rights and gender legislation.

Human Right and Gender Equality Network of Committees in the Western Balkan (HUGEN) was officially launched at the regional parliamentary conference in October in Montenegro. HUGEN Network programme is supported by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The purpose of the assignment is to conduct and write post legislative scrutiny review of selected legislation. Legislation which are subject of the PLS review were previously determined by Parliament of Albania, National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska and Parliament of Montenegro– participating parliaments from the HUGEN Network. Review of selected legislation should be focusing to the following working methods, not limiting to other relevant working methods for the review:

  • Identifying relevant governmental agencies and other public bodies as well as other relevant stakeholders (academic institutions, professors, individual experts, CSOs and etc);
  • Collecting background information and data as well as reviewing the effects of delegated/secondary legislation;
  • Direct consultation with identified stakeholders;
  • Analysis of PLS findings and writing the report with recommendations and further steps for improving current situation

Eligible candidates for this call are all interested individuals and organizations from the Western Balkan region (consultants, think-tanks, CSOs, faculties, institutes, etc).

Candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant experience in human rights or gender equality topics;
  • Significant experience in drafting analyses, researches, policy papers, related to specific legislation for which candidates are applying for;
  • Previously gained experience in working with parliaments;
  • Knowledge and general understanding of the PLS process;

 

Key aspects relevant to the ToR

Candidate should choose one of the determined legislations from the list. During their work candidates will be in communication with point of contact in front of participating parliament from the HUGEN Network

Legislation:

  1. Law on Gender Equality- Parliament of Albania;
  2. Law on the Prohibition of Smoking Tobacco Products in Public Space (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 46/04, 74/04 and 92/09)- National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska;
  3. Law on Prohibition of Discrimination of Persons with Disabilities (“Official Gazette of Montenegro”, No. 35/15)- Parliament of Montenegro (Committee on Human Rights and Freedoms).

 

Project Timeline: Start date is 25th of January 2020. Post legislative scrutiny report should be finalized by 30th of April 2020.

 

For more information about the programme and key deliverables please refer to the Terms of Reference.

Research assignment on post legislative scrutiny analysis- Parliament of Albania- Terms of Reference

Research assignment on post legislative scrutiny analysis- National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska – Terms of Reference

Research assignment on post legislative scrutiny analysis- Parliament of Montenegro (Committee on Human Rights and Freedoms)- Terms of Reference

 

Submission of proposals:

Interested eligible candidates are required to express their interest for this proposal by providing a CV of the consultant/s (in English) which will be conducting and writing the PLS review. In case of organizations, document which will be listing the experience of the organisation, relevant for this review should be prepared (in English).

Relevant application and supporting documents should be send via email to Nevenka Stankovic (nevenka.stankovic@wfd.org) at the latest by 25th of January, 2020.

When sending their application eligible candidates should state in the subject of their e-mail for which legislation they are applying for.

 

Other relevant info

Note: to apply for the separate call for research “Post Legislative Scrutiny Research – Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia, National Assembly of Republic of Serbia, Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Parliament of Montenegro”, please click here. Please note that the deadline for this call for research is different.

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