Evaluation of legislation: the British experience

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This paper will examine aspects of the evaluation of legislation by the formal constitutional elements of the state: the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary. These various institutions approach evaluation in a variety of ways, both for constitutional reasons and sometimes for practical reasons. For instance, the Judiciary may not formally have before it the same information as either the Executive or the Legislature, and will not have the same time or resources as those institutions to evaluate legislation in a forensic context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluation of Legislation: Proceedings of the Council of Europe's Legal Co-operation and Assistance Activities (2000-2001)
Place of PublicationStrasbourg
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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NameEvaluation of Legislation (Council of Europe: 2001)
PublisherCouncil of Europe


  • evaluation of legislation
  • british legal system
  • legislature
  • judiciary
  • law

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