Legislationline.org provides direct access to international norms and standards relating to specific human dimension issues (see list of topics on left-hand column) as well as to domestic legislation and other documents of relevance to these issues. These data and other information available from the site are intended for lawmakers across the OSCE region.
OSCE/ODIHR has recently produced the following legal reviews and guidelines:
While the Opinion welcomes a number of improvements to the criminal procedural rules in the Kyrgyz Republic, it also provides a number of recommendations to amend or supplement the Draft Criminal Procedure Code, in order to:
Opinion on the draft Law on Access to Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan and on related Amendments to other Legislative Acts (29 May 2015)
In April 2015, the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan requested OSCE to provide legal expertise on draft legislation on access to information.
For a number of years, the Mazhilis (lower chamber) of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been in the process of drafting a new Law on Access to Information. OSCE/ODIHR has issued Opinions on previous drafts of this legislation in 2010 (available here) and in 2012 (available here).
In its latest Opinion, ODIHR notes that the new draft Law constitutes an improvement to earlier draft versions, and incorporates a number of ODIHR’s previous recommendations. At the same time, there is a need to ensure that no information is categorically excluded from being accessed, and that at the same time, all necessary grounds for limitation of access to information are included.
Based on a Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the OSCE/ODIHR and the Parliament of Georgia on 24 February 2014, the OSCE/ODIHR has conducted an assessment of the legislative process in Georgia, a situational analysis of both the formal procedures and the actual practices in Georgia that apply to the preparation, drafting, enactment, publication, communication and evaluation of legislation.
The assessment report discusses the salient aspects of the legislative drafting / law making process in the country and identifies the existing concerns and risks as well as a number of goals to be achieved in order to enable the law-making system to function in a more effective, transparent and efficient way.
OSCE/ODIHR Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Republic of Armenia (30 October 2014) recommends introducing greater flexibility and transparency in Armenian legislative process
The legislative process in the Republic of Armenia should be made more flexible and participatory, says an assessment report presented by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Yerevan on 30 October 2014.
The presentation, co-organized with the OSCE Office in Yerevan, was held for representatives from the Armenian National Assembly, the Government, state institutions, and international and civil society organizations. Read more.
Joint Opinion on the Draft Law on Introduction of Changes and Amendments to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz RepublicDate : 22 June 2015 English [0.34 MB]
Opinion on the Draft Criminal Procedure Code of the Kyrgyz RepublicDate : 19 June 2015 English [0.79 MB]
Annnex to the Opinion on the Draft Criminal Procedure Code of the Kyrgyz RepublicDate : 19 June 2015 English [5.08 MB]
Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities (2014)
Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (2nd edition) (2010)
Assessment of the Legislative Process in GeorgiaDate : 30 January 2015 English [0.37 MB]
Assessment of the Legislative Process in Georgia (in Georgian)Date : 30 January 2015 Georgian [0.45 MB]
Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Republic of ArmeniaDate : 30 October 2014 English [0.57 MB]