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Institutions Supporting Democracy

Part 8 Sections 116 – 122

This section looks at the new and existing offices and initiatives that the Constitution empowers to act as a check and balance on the power of the executive and administrative arms of Government. Among existing agencies Freedom of Information (FOI) is now constitutionally enshrined while the independence and political neutrality of the post of Complaints Commissioner has been secured. New agencies supporting democracy also include the Constitutional Commission (CC), Human Rights Commission (HRC), the Commission for Standards in Public Life (CSPL) and the Advisory District Councils (ADC).

Last Updated: 2010-08-17