Keywords: Elections - Organisation of the legislature - Functions of the legislature - Values of the legislature
The document is Dr. Srutinath Praharaj's presentation at the International Conference on Benchmarking and Self-Assessment for Democratic Parliaments. The speaker divides his presentation in four main chapters: general issues, organisation of the legislature, functions of the legislature and values of the legislature. Some of the sub-topics that he addresses are: elections and candidate eligibility, legislators’ immunity, remuneration and benefits, what the organisation of the legislature should be like (e.g. procedures and sessions, committees, party groups), legislative, oversight and representative functions, accessibility.