Keywords: Parliamentary democracy – Benchmarks - Democratic Legislatures
Parliamentary democracy, which encapsulates within it the “Vox Populi”, is today by far the most accepted form of governance, hence the need for and relevance of credible, transparent and inclusive democratic Legislatures. It is for the democratic Legislatures to identify and articulate Benchmarks for all democratic Legislatures to strive for. The Recommended Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures was the outcome of a CPA Study Group convened in Bermuda in 2006. Since then, these Benchmarks have been considered and endorsed, with certain modiﬁcations and several new Benchmarks by Paciﬁc Island Legislatures.