Legislative Responses to COVID-19: New Zealand Parliament

In response to COVID-19, the New Zealand Parliament enacted the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 on March 25. The legislation was assented to on the same day. The COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill 2020 (at it was then) was a Government Bill sponsored by Hon.

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: Parliament of Canada

In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Canada enacted the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act. The Royal Assent on the legislation was on March 25. The Bill (as it was then) was sponsored by the Minister of Finance and was introduced in the House of Commons on March 24. It was

Legislative Responses to COVID-19: The UK Parliament

In response to COVID-19, the UK Parliament is currently considering two bills. They are the Coronavirus Bill and the Contingencies Fund Bill. The Coronavirus Bill As of March 24, the Bill had passed in the House of Commons and was being debated in the House of Lords. According to the

Developing Story: COVID-19 and Parliaments

(Written on 22 March. Last Update on 23 March) News reached the world on December 31 last year that in China’s Wuhan port city there were cases of “unusual pneumonia”. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 was unknown then. We all thought it was insignificant and brief. We were all wrong. And

The House launches key documents and live broadcast of committee proceedings

The National Assembly of Kenya has launched the Committee Chairpersons’ Manual, the Annual Performance Reports of the Committees of the National Assembly, the Swahili Version of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly, and live broadcast of committee proceedings. The event dubbed the Parliamentary Forum for Committees of the National

Mswada wa Kudhibiti Michango

Kuna Mswada katika Bunge la Taifa utakaodhibiti suala hili la michango au harambee. Jina la Mswada ni Public Fundraising Appeals Bill. Kuna vifungu kadhaa ambavyo nitavitaja upesi upesi: 1. Ikiwa utataka kuendesha harambee ambayo inahusisha umma, basi utafaa kupata leseni au kibali kutoka kwa Mamlaka ya Polisi katika Kaunti (County

The Sub Judice Rule in Parliamentary Context

    Sub judice rule defined The term sub judice is derived from the Latin phrase adhuc sub judice li est, which means “the matter is still under consideration”. Black’s Law Dictionary further defines the term as “before the Court or Judge for determination”. However, in the context of Parliament,