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Ukrainian Parliament fosters new oversight skills during the COVID-19 pandemic

2021-07-13T15:16:01+00:00July 13th, 2021|Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

The COVID-19 pandemic required the rapid formulation of emergency laws. In Ukraine, like elsewhere, government had to rush through laws. This is concerning, because the analysis of laws is rarely valued highly even when the process is slower. Monitoring the impact of laws helps ensure that they are achieving their desired outcomes. It also helps [...]

No longer recruiting long-term observers for the State Duma Election in the Russian Federation

2021-08-05T09:55:10+00:00July 8th, 2021|Observation missions - Active calls|

Important: Please note WFD issued this call for long-term observers (LTOs) to take part in the OSCE election observation mission to the upcoming State Duma elections in Russia. That mission has now been cancelled by the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR) and its Parliamentary Assembly. The ODIHR has said that "The [...]