Parliamentary scrutiny of treaties inquiry - Constitution Committee call for evidence

By Technical Team on 08 Nov 2018

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has launched an inquiry into the parliamentary scrutiny of treaties and invites individuals and organisations to submit evidence.

The Committee has launched the inquiry to investigate the efficacy of Parliament's current role in treaty scrutiny, looking at how the mechanisms of treaty scrutiny work in other countries' parliaments and assessing how and when Parliament should scrutinise the government’s handling of treaties post-Brexit.

Parliament's current system of treaty scrutiny is limited and this role needs to be examined to ensure that it is sufficiently robust to deal with potentially many more treaties after the UK leaves the European Union.

The call for evidence can be found here.

Please send any comments to technical [at] ciot.org.uk (technical [at] ciot.org.uk )by Friday 23 November.

Technical Team

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