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This handbook offers a comprehensive set of practices and mechanisms which might shape parliament's contribution to security oversight. It has been written on the assumption that there is no single model of parliamentary oversight which works for all countries. The
This handbook, jointly produced with the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, offers a comprehensive and educational presentation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which is the most comprehensive international instrument
This handbook offers an educational approach to this complex subject and to Convention N° 182, the cornerstone of international action to combat the worst forms of child labour. It provides examples of best practices and gives an overview of what
This handbook features a comprehensive and educational presentation of international refugee law and its development over the 50-year period following the adoption of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. It gives an overview of the issues
A global comparative study based on the analysis of information supplied by over 130 parliamentary chambers and supplemented with information contained in the IPU's Parline database and collection of basic documentation on parliaments. Focuses on the nature, duration and exercise
The opposition is a useful and necessary component of democracy, especially in ensuring transparent and accountable government that serves the people's interest. The guidelines on the role and duties of the opposition in parliament were developed in the context of
The Handbook provides examples of best legislative and regulatory practices gathered from around the world. Best practicesare given for each of the twelve guidelines contained in the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights published in 1998 by the Office
By G.S. Goodwin-Gill. This IPU-commissioned work, by Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, of Oxford University (United Kingdom), provides a comprehensive review of practical problems and solutions relating to the financing of elections, media coverage, election observation, campaign practices and the institutionalisation
The word democracy is one of the most used terms of the political vocabulary and, while it has given rise to much comment and reflection over the years, no text was ever adopted at the world level by politicians to
By Georges Bergougnous. The Speakers of representative Assemblies occupy a privileged place in Parliaments which could not work without them. In most countries, they rank very high in the State hierarchy and are invested with important authority under national Constitutions