In quest of an effective discussion: Key constrains about the freedom of speech exercised from the parliamentary stand

In quest of an effective discussion: Key constrains about the freedom of speech exercised from the parliamentary stand

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In quest of an effective discussion: Key constrains about the freedom of speech exercised from the parliamentary stand

On three occasions in recent years (2008, 2010 and 2013), the parliamentary political parties voted to amend the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly thereby significantly restricting the freedom of discussion by members of Parliament. Such constraints equally address the duration of the speech acts as well as their frequency, and refer to constrains applicable both to the plenary meetings and committees’ hearings. The procedural changes over the years have created circumstances of extensive regulation, which greatly affect the quality of the discussion in the Assembly as well as the capability of the legislature to effectively perform the role of a controller of the operation of the executive branch. Thus, further inequality between the executive and legislative powers in the Republic of Macedonia was extended, thereby disentitling the Assembly to effectively participate in the adoption of legislation and policy making.

In quest of an effective discussion: Key constrains about the freedom of speech exercised from the parliamentary stand

In quest of an effective discussion: Key constrains about the freedom of speech exercised from the parliamentary stand

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