Scrutiny Of Subsidiary Legislation For Parliamentary Committees

Start: Nov 27, 2023
End: Dec 1, 2023
Venue: Dubai - UAE
Duration: 1 week
Start: Nov 25, 2024
End: Nov 29, 2024
Venue: Dubai - UAE
Duration: 1 week
Statement of Need

The power to legislate is a function of parliament and, with minor  exceptions, the power can be exercised by no one else without the  express authority of parliament. Parliament, however, frequently  enacts legislation containing provisions which empower the executive  government, or specified bodies or office-holders, or the judiciary, to make  regulations or other forms of instruments which, provided that they are  properly made, have the effect of law. This form of law is referred to as  delegated legislation, or secondary legislation, or subordinate legislation  or legislative instruments. 

Since at law every delegate is subject to the authority & control of the  principal, Parliament through its specialised committees consequently  periodically scrutinises the exercise of delegated power and the delegated  legislation made by the delegates. The underlying object of parliamentary  control is to keep watch over the rule-making authorities & also to  provide an opportunity to criticize them if there is abuse of power on their  part. Parliament consequently exercises control taking into account the  framework or parameters for exercise of delegated power as contained  in a parent Statute. 

Therefore, the purpose of this course is to equip delegates with knowledge,  skills, and competence critical for effective exercise of the roles associated  with scrutiny of delegated legislation.

Who Attends

Members of Parliament, Senators, Parliamentary Officials and Officials  serving in Committees involved in scrutiny of delegated legislation.

How participants will benefit
  •  Demonstrate understanding of the mandate of the Committee and  the importance of committees in a legislature. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the scrutiny  committees.  
  • Critically undertake post-legislative scrutiny of the Statutory  Instruments.  
  • Identify areas for efficiency improvement in the scrutiny of  statutory instruments. 
  • Distinguish how scrutiny of statutory instruments is undertaken in  various jurisdictions.