Post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) is the practice of monitoring the implementation and evaluating the impact of laws. The aim is to ensure that laws benefit citizens in the way originally intended by lawmakers. PLS is often carried out by parliamentary committees. WFD has helped parliaments around the world pioneer post-legislative scrutiny.
The Advanced Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny (PLS), delivered in partnership with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, explores in-depth the theory and practice of PLS as an oversight tool. The course adopts a holistic outlook that places PLS in the legislative cycle.
Who is the course for?
- Members of Parliament, researchers and Committee staff of parliaments worldwide
- Parliamentary development practitioners, legal, legislative and governance experts
- Civil society, academics, and researchers from universities.
How will the course be delivered?
The course will be delivered online using synchronous and a-synchronous methods.
The course will include online presentations, question & answer sessions, individual or group tasks and presentations from participants.
Participants will have access to a dedicated virtual learning environment where course materials will be available.
The course will be offered in the English language. All lectures and course materials will be in English.
Content of the course
- Introduction to PLS
- PLS in context: PLS, the law-making process and executive-legislative relations
- PLS within the parliamentary system
- Triggers for PLS, including sunset and review clauses
- Consultation, public engagement and data collection in the context of PLS
- Thematic approaches to PLS
- PLS and Sustainable Development Goals
- PLS as a tool for CSO’s
The course will also include individual and group assignments.
Timing of the course
The Advanced Course will take place during the month of July 2022 in online format. It will be delivered every Monday and Friday of the month of July, on the following dates: July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29. Each session will be half-day (9.00 – 11.30 AM – UK times).
Participants who follow the entire course will receive a certificate by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London.
- Full Fee: £ 650.
- Early Bird Fee (until 19 May 2022); £ 550.
- For participants from Official Development Assistance (ODA)-recipients and staff of WFD, FCDO, Westminster Parliament and the devolved assemblies in the UK
- Reduced fee: £ 450.
- Early bird reduced fee (until 19 May 2022): £ 375.