Institute for
International Law and Human Rights

Constitutional Development Rule of Law

IILHR Comments on Draft Law on Federation Council

Analyzes and comments on the Federation Council draft law. Main areas of concern and comment include that the present law does not include independent representation of the region as required by Article 65 of the Constitution; that the dates and means of direct election of Federation Council members are not clear and the draft may be improved by including language discussing whether or not the governorates have discretion in establishing regulations pertaining to time and means for elections; that the present draft does not enumerate the scope of the Federation Council’s jurisdiction. Provides article by article analysis of the draft law.