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Similarly to the Advanced Search interface, there are two main features in the Specialized parliamentary bodies search facility: Search Criteria and Display Options. They can be used separately or in combination.
red cubeSearch Criteria: Limits search results to parliamentary bodies that match the criteria you specify.
red cubeDisplay Options: Displays selected data fields in search results. By default, only the country and the parliamentary body's name are displayed.
It is often useful to combine the two features by using both the Search Criteria and Display Options boxes.

In the example below, the results will display the last renewal date, the names of the Presiding Officer and of the Secretary of all standing multifunctional parliamentary bodies which were created in African parliaments after 2002 and which deal with the status of women and gender issues.

EXAMPLE
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The tables below describe the two types of search criteria available in the Specialized parliamentary bodies search and give examples of the values associated with each of them.

CRITERIA WITH PREDEFINED VALUES
With this type of criteria, you may only use the values given in the table:

Search criteria Description Predefined values
Country (name) In English or French, depending on the initial selection See definition of geographic groupings
Region (name) In English or French, depending on the initial selection See definition of geographic groupings
Nature Describes whether the parliamentary body works on a permanent or temporary basis or following a special arrangement - Permanent
- Temporary
- Other
Specialization Field in which the parliamentary body works - Human rights
- Gender issues
- International trade
- HIV/AIDS
Type Defines whether the parliamentary body works exclusively in this field, covers it among other issues, or treats it as part of an ad hoc arrangement. If no formal decision has been taken by the Parliament concerning the structure and functioning of this particular body, its type is considered to be "informal". - Specialized
- Multifunctional
- Ad hoc
- Informal

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FREELY CHOSEN CRITERIA
With this type of criteria, you may use the keywords you prefer:

Search criteria Description Examples of values
Date of creation Year 2002
Last renewal date Year 2005
Mandate Describes the body's field of competence and its specific mandate examination of complaints, legislative proposals, supervision ...
Membership Information on the number of members of the body, how they are selected, and for what term election, nomination ...
Working methods Describes how items are selected and placed on the agenda, how proceedings are organised, etc. hearings, on-site inquiries, implementation ...
Relations with other parliamentary bodies Describes the way in which the body interacts with other parliamentary bodies or with the committee of which it is a sub-committee reporting, information-sharing ...
Relations with external bodies Describe the body’s relationship with the government, civil society, etc. non-governmental organisations, ombudsman ...
Subjects dealt with Issues dealt with most frequently in recent practice refugee protection, Convention on the Rights of the Child ...
Presiding Officer (name) Smith
Secretary (name) Adamson

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