Society of Legal Scholars

Seminar: Post-Legislative Scrutiny

  • Tuesday 10th July 2018
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR 

CALL FOR PAPERS:  Deadline 5 April 2018.

Post-Legislative Scrutiny is a broad concept, consisting of two dimensions. First, it looks at the enactment of the law, whether the legal provisions of the law have been brought into force. Second, it looks at the impact of legislation, whether intended policy objectives have been met, if implementation and delivery can be improved, and if lessons can be learnt and best practices identified. It is recommended that parliaments look at both dimensions of Post-Legislative Scrutiny.

Throughout 2017, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) worked with partnering parliaments to help expand their internal capacity to review how a new law has worked in practice.

For 2018, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London and the WFD are cooperating on the organisation of an academic seminar on Post-Legislative Scrutiny, which will result in the publication of a specialiIssue of the European Journal on Law Reform on Post-Legislative Scrutiny, published by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

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