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Why parliaments should review laws to ensure they are effective: principles and practices of post-legislative scrutiny

Westminster Foundation for Democracy are delighted to host a panel discussion on the why parliaments should review laws to ensure they are effective, a process known as Post-Legislative Scrutiny. Panellists will discuss the key principles and practices of this innovative practice, sharing lessons from their own experience. The event will be co-hosted by Agora, the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) Group on Parliaments, and the University of Hull.

The discussion launches a book, Parliaments and Post-Legislative Scrutiny, published by Routledge, and edited by Franklin De Vrieze and Lord Norton.

The analysis puts Post-Legislative Scrutiny in the context of parliamentary oversight and parliaments’ engagement in the legislative cycle.

This book is the result of the co-operation between the Centre for Legislative Studies at the University of Hull and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Legislative Studies.



    Lord Philip Norton of Louth, Professor of Government at the University of Hull
    Franklin De Vrieze, Senior Governance Advisor, WFD
    Maria Mousmouti, Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
    Jonathan Murphy, Head of Programme, Inter-Pares
    Tom Caygill, Lecturer in Politics, Nottingham Trent University



    Shannon O’Connell, Director of Programmes, WFD