Why parliaments should review laws to ensure they are effective: principles and practices of post-legislative scrutiny

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Thursday 11 February, 3pm (UK)

Why parliaments should review laws to ensure they are effective: principles and practices of post-legislative scrutiny

Westminster Foundation for Democracy are delighted to host a panel discussion on the why parliaments should review laws to ensure they are effective, a process known as Post-Legislative Scrutiny. Panellists will discuss the key principles and practices of this innovative practice, sharing lessons from their own experience. The event will be co-hosted by Agora, the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) Group on Parliaments, and the University of Hull.

The discussion launches a book, Parliaments and Post-Legislative Scrutiny, published by Routledge, and edited by Franklin De Vrieze and Lord Norton.

The analysis puts Post-Legislative Scrutiny in the context of parliamentary oversight and parliaments’ engagement in the legislative cycle.

This book is the result of the co-operation between the Centre for Legislative Studies at the University of Hull and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Legislative Studies.

 

Speakers:

  • Lord Philip Norton of Louth, Professor of Government at the University of Hull
  • Franklin De Vrieze, Senior Governance Advisor, WFD
  • Maria Mousmouti, Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
  • Jonathan Murphy, Head of Programme, Inter-Pares
  • Tom Caygill, Lecturer in Politics, Nottingham Trent University

 

Chair:

  • Shannon O’Connell, Director of Programmes, WFD

 

Find out more about the book: Parliaments and Post-Legislative Scrutiny

  • Who:
    WFD, Agora, the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) Group on Parliaments, and the University of Hull
  • When:
    Thursday 11 February, 3pm (UK)
  • Where
    Zoom
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