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:
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:
Based on a Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the OSCE/ODIHR and the Parliament of Georgia on 24 February 2014, the OSCE/ODIHR has conducted an assessment of the legislative process in Georgia, a situational analysis of both the formal procedures and the actual practices in Georgia that apply to the preparation, drafting, enactment, publication, communication and evaluation of legislation.
The assessment report discusses the salient aspects of the legislative drafting / law making process in the country and identifies the existing concerns and risks as well as a number of goals to be achieved in order to enable the law-making system to function in a more effective, transparent and efficient way.
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.
Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine on Police and Police ActivitiesDate : 01 December 2014 English [0.70 MB]
Annex to the Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine on Police and Police ActivitiesDate : 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]
Guidelines on Freedom of Association (2014)
Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities (2014)
Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (2nd edition) (2010)
Assessment of the Legislative Process in GeorgiaDate : 30 January 2015 English [0.37 MB]
Assessment of the Legislative Process in Georgia (in Georgian)Date : 30 January 2015 Georgian [0.45 MB]
Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Republic of ArmeniaDate : 30 October 2014 English [0.57 MB]