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Parliaments are watching to make sure climate legislation has an impact

2021-10-07T09:54:16+00:00October 6th, 2021|Environmental democracy, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

How have parliaments responded to the Paris Agreement during the past five years? In which way are parliaments making sure that climate legislation does have an impact? These were some of the questions guiding the new report “Parliaments and the Paris Agreement”, published by Westminster Foundation for Democracy, ParlAmericas, INTER PARES, and GLOBE International. Based [...]

2021 advanced course on post-legislative scrutiny

2021-04-19T15:00:49+00:00April 19th, 2021|Events, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London (IALS-UoL) are happy to announce the launch of the Advanced Certified Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny.  What is Post-Legislative Scrutiny? Post-legislative scrutiny, or simply PLS, is the practice used to monitor and evaluate the implementation of legislation, ensuring laws benefit constituents [...]

PLS in the Western Balkans Parliaments

2021-04-13T08:08:29+00:00April 13th, 2021|Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

Parliaments in the Western Balkans are often seen as solely legislative bodies since they mainly focus on debates and legislation adoption.  Oversight is often limited to budget oversight and very little effort is put into organising effective oversight over the law implementation processes. Recently, parliaments in the Western Balkan region have been introduced to the [...]

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

2021-01-28T11:44:52+00:00January 28th, 2021|Events, 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 [...]

WFD initiates PLS processes in the Western Balkans to help improve legislation

2020-11-02T09:00:35+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Legislative Scrutiny, Parliamentary, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

Our Human Right and and Gender Equality Network of Committees (HUGEN) in the Western Balkans is working on improving regional cooperation between eight parliaments, adopting best international practise related to human rights and gender legislation but also on enhancing parliamentary oversight. Therefore, one of the first joint activities of HUGEN is the piloting the post-legislative [...]

Post-legislative scrutiny of gender-specific legislation

2021-01-06T09:45:28+00:00October 20th, 2020|PDF Document, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Women’s Political Leadership|

The case study titled ‘Post-legislative scrutiny of gender-specific legislation’ examines the role of gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny in achieving gender equality through gender-specific laws. The present document identifies the role of gender-specific legislation for achieving gender equality and the potential contribution of post-legislative scrutiny for de facto gender equality. It focuses on important elements of a [...]

Case study 3: Data and gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny

2020-10-20T11:18:00+00:00October 20th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, PDF Document, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

The case study titled ‘Data collection and gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny’ examines the importance and the key role of gender-sensitive data in gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny.  The present document identifies the relationship between gender, legislation and data, examines the concept of gender-sensitive data and its features, importance, sources and potential uses in post legislative scrutiny. It explores [...]

Case study 1: Gender-Sensitive Post-Legislative Scrutiny of general legislation

2020-10-20T11:16:11+00:00July 16th, 2020|Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Women’s Political Leadership|

The case study titled: ‘Gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny of general legislation’ examines how post-legislative scrutiny of gender (non-gender-specific) legislation can integrate a gender-informed approach.  The present document starts by identifying the links between legislation and gender, and the impact of legislation on women, men and non-binary people. It highlights the importance of gender-sensitive laws as a [...]