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Parliamentary Privilege

Parliamentary Privilege

In relation to the parliamentary privilege and constitutional law, David Clark[1] made the following observation: 'Parliamentary privilege', an English legal term, covers the sum of the powers and immunities of both the legislative bodies and legislative body members (Erskine May 65; The Law of Parliamentary Privilege in New Zealand: 1996, 5 para. 15; Vaid para. 29). It is now regarded as an old-fashioned term, given that in modern English privilege often refers to matters that are undeserved and possibly elitist (Gordon and Jack para. 13). Nevertheless, many common law states continue to use the term, as in the United States (Rules of the House of Representatives, 114 (…)

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Notes and References

  1. Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, David Clark, “Parliamentary Privilege” (2018, Germany, United Kingdom)

See Also

  • Legislative oversight of the executive
  • Legislative independence
  • Legislative power
  • Legislative Rules
  • Legislative Restrictions

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