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Legislative leadership in the time of COVID-19

2021-01-19T13:03:39+00:00January 19th, 2021|Democracy and Governance, Parliamentary, Parliaments, Research|

Legislatures are central to modern democratic politics, holding governments to account, and scrutinising legislation in order to generate more effective public policy. Yet during moments of crisis, legislatures are often bypassed as presidents and prime ministers prioritise a rapid response. The concern that legislatures will be marginalised, with greater power concentrated in the hands of [...]

Strengthening democracy in a pandemic: 5 lessons from 2020

2020-12-17T10:52:26+00:00December 16th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Democracy Matters|

The world crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is a test for democracies everywhere. Democracies need constant care and attention. In a crisis, that support must be stronger. Throughout 2020, WFD has worked to make sure that democracies are more inclusive and more accountable so that everyone's voices are heard in decision-making and nobody is left behind.  As we look forward to 2021, we are reflecting the five key lessons we will carry with us into [...]

Маалымат алуу укугунун Кыргыз Республикасынын укуктук негиздерин талдоо

2021-05-17T13:09:12+00:00December 10th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Democracy Matters|

Вестминстер демократия фонду, Европа Биримдиги тарабынан каржыланган Медиа Диалог долбоорунун алкагында, Кыргызстанда маалымат жетүү укугунун укуктук базасына талдоо жүргүздү. Ошол эле учурда, маалыматка жетүү укугу жөнүндө мыйзамга, Кепилдиктер жөнүндө мыйзамга жана ушул тармакка байланыштуу башка мыйзамдарга басым жасалды. Анализди эл аралык эксперт Тоби Мендель жергиликтүү эксперт Наргиза Абдураимова колдоосу менен жүргүздү. Биз талдоонун жыйынтыктары жана мыйзамдарды өркүндөтүү боюнча биздин эксперттердин сунуштары менен бөлүшүүнү каалайбыз. Талдоо түздөн-түз маалыматка жетүү укугу жөнүндө мыйзамын таптакыр жаңы мыйзамга алмаштырууну сунуш кылбайт, тескерисинче, мыйзамга узак мөөнөттүү келечекте өркүндөтө турган тиешелүү түзөтүүлөрдү киргизүүнү сунуштайт. Отчетту жүктөп алыңыз

Анализ законодательной базы Кыргызстана в области права на информацию

2021-05-17T13:08:59+00:00December 10th, 2020|Democracy and Governance|

Вестминстерский Фонд за Демократию в рамках проекта Медиа Диалог, финансируемого ЕС, провел анализ правовых основ право на информацию (ПНИ) в Кыргызстане. При этом уделяя основное внимание Закону о доступе к информации (ДКИ), а также Закону о гарантиях  и другим, относимым к рассматриваемой сфере, законам. Анализ проведен международным экспертом Тоби Мендел при поддержке местного эксперта Наргизы [...]

Analysis of the Kyrgyz Legal Framework for the Right to Information

2020-12-10T14:41:59+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Democracy and Governance|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy, within the framework of EU-funded Media Dialogue project, conducted an analysis of the legal framework for the Right to Information (RTI) in Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, focusing on the Law on Access to Information (ATI), as well as the Law on Guarantees and other related laws. The analysis was carried [...]

Supporters, spoilers or sidelined: the role of parliaments in peacebuilding

2020-12-18T11:19:56+00:00November 26th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Fragile and Conflict Affected States, Parliamentary, Research|

  Parliaments are likely to play a crucial role when states transition from war towards peace. Yet this role is often overlooked and very little research exists on the role of parliaments in peace processes and peacebuilding. Parliaments are an important arena for the inclusion of warring parties, and the resulting interactions could either aid [...]

Can Biden’s foreign policy rebuild global democracy – a transatlantic perspective

2020-11-30T11:01:04+00:00November 16th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Events|

  President-elect Joe Biden has said he will put democracy front and centre of US foreign policy. But after the turbulence of recent years, reversing the global trend towards autocracy will need a strategy and strong alliances. What do we know about his plans? It is tempting to think that the Biden administration will simply [...]

Combatting Corruption Capably: An assessment framework for parliament’s interaction with anti-corruption agencies

2021-01-06T09:48:51+00:00November 9th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Financial oversight|

When the UK government published its Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017 to 2022, global corruption was recognised as having far-reaching effects, including prolonging extreme poverty, reducing economic activity, growth, trade and investment, and threatening international security. The World Bank’s analysis reinforces this, and there is no doubt that corruption is corrosive in many ways. Today, there exist [...]