Over 600 legislators, senior civil servants and experts in democracy have come together today (17 June) to share insights into how parliaments in Asia and around the world are monitoring and reviewing laws to ensure they work effectively for citizens, at a conference in Yangon, Myanmar. Delegates have come from Myanmar and 44 other [...]
Legislative scrutiny: overview of legislative scrutiny practices in the UK, India, Indonesia and France
Overview of legislative scrutiny practices in the UK, India, Indonesia and France6This paper highlights the procedures and practices in reviewing legislation in selected parliaments, while recognising the differences deriving from the countries’ variety of historical backgrounds, political situations and the adopted constitutional and political systems. The paper provides an overview of legislative practices in the [...]
This comparative study describes the process and reasons for Post-Legislative Scrutiny, presents relevant facts and trends in selected countries, and identifies opportunities relevant to the parliamentary strengthening programming of the Westminster foundation for democracy (Wfd) and other democracy assistance organizations.
The “Principles for Post-Legislative Scrutiny by Parliament” is a policy document aimed at assisting parliaments interested in initiating or strengthening practices of Post-Legislative Scrutiny (Post-Leg). It summarises relevant practices based on lessons learned from parliaments in the UK and partner parliaments of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).