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Legislationline.org provides direct access to international norms and standards relating to specific human dimension issues (see list of topics on left-hand column) as well as to domestic legislation and other documents of relevance to these issues. These data and other information available from the site are intended for lawmakers across the OSCE region.     

 

 

 

 
 

OSCE/ODIHR has recently produced the following legal reviews:



Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine on Police and Police Activities (1 December 2014)
notes that this Draft Law contains many positive aspects which correspond to international standards and good practices. Certain areas, however, would benefit from improvement:

 

  • the provisions of the Draft Law on the roles and responsibilities of individual police authorities/units, and on inter-agency cooperation mechanisms should be improved and clarified. 
  • the Draft Law should enhance accountability of the police by including clear and independent complaints mechanisms, and should introduce specific provisions to ensure that key human rights standards are followed. 
  • further discussions on the Draft Law should be conducted with all relevant stakeholders from different parts of society, and the Draft Law itself should undergo a proper and realistic impact assessment, including a full financial impact assessment.

 


Opinion on the Law on the Bureau on Prevention and Combating of Corruption of Latvia (17 November 2014)

 


At the outset, the OSCE/ODIHR notes that the Law generally complies with international anti-corruption standards, as well as with relevant OSCE commitments. Some improvements may be considered, in particular:

 

  • no outside body or actor should control or influence the Bureau;
  • limiting the appointment of the Head of Bureau to a single term;
  • creation of one or more advisory committees;
  • mechanisms of the Bureau should be strengthened in the course of its investigations.

 

 


ODIHR's work on regulatory reform:

OSCE/ODIHR Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Republic of Armenia       (30 October 2014) recommends introducing greater flexibility and transparency in Armenian legislative process


The legislative process in the Republic of Armenia should be made more flexible and participatory, says an assessment report presented by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Yerevan on 30 October 2014.

 

The presentation, co-organized with the OSCE Office in Yerevan, was held for representatives from the Armenian National Assembly, the Government, state institutions, and international and civil society organizations. Read more.


 



 

Legal Reviews

Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine on Police and Police Activities

Date : 01 December 2014 English [0.70 MB]

Annex to the Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine on Police and Police Activities

Date : 01 December 2014 English [0.53 MB]

Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine on Police and Police Activities (in Ukrainian)

Date : 01 December 2014 Ukrainian [0.95 MB]
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Lawmaking surveys

Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Republic of Armenia

Date : 30 October 2014 English [0.57 MB]

Preliminary Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Kyrgyz Republic

Date : 30 April 2014 English [0.48 MB]

Preliminary Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Republic of Armenia

Date : 21 November 2013 English [0.64 MB]
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