Evidence Use by Parliaments during COVID (Webinar Slides)
In light of the COVID19 pandemic, a very important question of what the role of parliaments has become during the national lockdowns and response to the COVID19 pandemic remains. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. This webinar discussed the evolving role of parliaments during the pandemic and ways they have adapted to meet their roles. Of particular focus will be how parliaments were able to (or not) gain access to and use evidence to fulfill their duties in this complex and fast-changing environment.