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Fourteenth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians
Wroxton United Kingdom
The Fourteenth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians is organized by the Centre for Legislative Studies of the University of Hull. The workshop aims to bring together scholars and parliamentarians to discuss research findings which are likely to be of practical use to parliamentarians.
The final session of the workshop will be dedicated to a discussion of sexism, harassment and violence against women parliamentarians. The session will discuss the possible forms of parliamentary action to combat this phenomenon, and will be informed by the recent studies carried out by the IPU.
Requests for further information regarding the Workshop should be addressed to:
Professor The Lord Norton of Louth
Centre for Legislative Studies
Department of Politics
The University of Hull
HULL HU6 7RX
Tel: +44 (0)1482 465775 or 4658763
Fax: +44 (0)1482 466208
Practical and substantive documents related to the workshop are only available in English, which will be the only working language for this event.