Workshop on gender sensitive post-legislative scrutiny

On 15 July, INTER PARES carried out a workshop on gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny with the staff of the Law Evaluation Department of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile tasked with carrying out post-legislative scrutiny. The session was led by Hannah Johnson, senior gender adviser of INTER PARES, and Dr. Maria Mousmouti, Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and Executive Director of the Centre for European Constitutional Law.

The overall aim of the session was to introduce the concept of gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny and its practical application in relation to the department’s current methodology. The workshop presented the INTER PARES five-step gender-sensitive scrutiny model and looked at how it can be applied across the legislative cycle through practical case studies. There was a high level of engagement from the parliamentary staff present who looked to deepen their knowledge on the topic and to find ways to apply the information directly to their work.

INTER PARES will continue to work with the Law Evaluation Department as it seeks to incorporate a gender-sensitive perspective into its work.