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Parliament and Civil Society

Parliament and Civil Society

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Published by Marvi Sirmed
My presentation to Sindh Assembly Speaker and members and a group of civil society representatives in 2010
My presentation to Sindh Assembly Speaker and members and a group of civil society representatives in 2010

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Published by: Marvi Sirmed on Oct 03, 2012
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Parliament and Civil Society
International Best Practices
Presented By
 Marvi Sirmed
National Project Manager, SDPD (UNDP)
 
Legislature and Civil Society
Same working sphere:
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Independent of the State
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Elevate the public or collective good over private /individual gain
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 Advocate of the change
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Oversight of the government’s / executive’s actions
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Watching formulation and implementation of public policy
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Limits and controls the power of the state
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Play an important role in mediating and helping to resolveconflict
So there is an immense potential and need forboth of them to work together!
 
Commonwealth Principles onParliament and Civil Society
The Latimer House Principles
“The parliaments and governments shouldrecognize the role that civil society plays in theimplementation of the Commonwealth’sfundamental values and should strive for aconstructive relationship with civil society toensure that there is broader opportunity formeaningful participation in the democraticprocess.”

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