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Election Assessment Mission - Preliminary Statement

09 June 2017

Despite the short timeframe, voters cast their ballots in large numbers in an inclusive, orderly and well-managed Election Day, with some concerns regarding the secrecy of the vote, the accountability and consistency of procedures, which were largely overcome by the underlying trust in the process.

 

 

 

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UK Overseas Territories Forum - Day Two Summary

03 March 2017

On Thursday, 2 March 2017, the CPA UK & UK Overseas Territories’ Parliamentary Forum on Public Financial Management continued its sessions for 28 delegates from the UK and the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). Two-track bilateral meetings dominated the second day of the Forum, which facilitated a direct exchange between PAC Chairs and two members of the UK PAC, and offered the Heads of Internal and External Audit an opportunity to explore areas which could benefit from collaboration and support with representatives of the UK National Audit Office (NAO) and UK Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA).

These insights will form the basis of future activities of the UK Overseas Territories Project, a three-year programme funded by the Conflict, Stability, and Security Fund (CSSF) partnering with the UK Overseas Territories.

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Election Observation Mission presents preliminary report on Turks and Caicos Islands General Election

17 December 2016

The Election Observation Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands, run by the British Islands and Mediterranean Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, has published its preliminary report on the General Elections of 15th December 2016.

The voting and counting process was assessed positively by observers in all polling stations visited. The polling officials acted professionally, and appeared to be dedicated to their public service. The observers have produced some initial observations and recommendations to try and make the process more efficient for future elections. Further such recommendations will be set out in the Mission’s final report, to be published within two months.

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CPA UK supports first Global Tax Transparency Summit

09 December 2016

The Global Tax Transparency Summit, hosted by the UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC), brought together parliamentarians and delegates from around the world to discuss tax transparency and the prevention of tax avoidance. The Summit, supported by a consortium of organisations including CPA UK, consisted of a series of plenary discussions looking at a range of issues from global cooperation on tax transparency, to the impact of tax abuse on the developing world.

Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the UK PAC opened the Summit with a clarion call for tax authorities, as well as parliaments around the globe, to work closely together. In the age of globalisation, the need for effective cooperation and communication across borders is integral for tackling tax abuse, she said.

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Commonwealth conference to highlight role of parliamentarians in upholding human rights

07 December 2016

CPA UK and the UK’s Joint Committee on Human Rights – in partnership with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Commonwealth Secretariat – are to hold a major conference to share knowledge and ideas between parliamentarians involved in promoting human rights and the rule of law.

The conference, taking place at Marlborough House and the Houses of Parliament on 24-26 January 2017, will include keynote speeches from Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC and Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights Rt Hon. Harriet Harman QC MP.

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CPA UK supports major tax transparency summit

07 December 2016

CPA UK is this week supporting a major conference on promoting tax transparency and preventing tax avoidance.

The Global Tax Transparency Summit on Friday 9 December, hosted by the Public Accounts Committee, will bring together parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth and beyond.

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65th Westminster Seminar - Day Five Summary

25 November 2016

Summary of the fifth and final day's proceedings at CPA UK's Westminster Seminar, including a session on Private Members' Legislation.

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65th Westminster Seminar - Day Four Summary

25 November 2016

Summary of the fourth day of proceedings at CPA UK's Westminster Seminar, including a session on Parliament and the Media, and a Westminster-style Chamber debate.

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65th Westminster Seminar - Day Three Summary

24 November 2016

A summary of the fourth day of proceedings at CPA UK's 65th Westminster Seminar, including a Westminster-style Chamber debate.

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65th Westminster Seminar - Day Two Summary

23 November 2016

A summary of the second day of proceedings at CPA UK's Westminster Seminar on parliamentary practice and procedure.

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65th Westminster Seminar - Day One Summary

22 November 2016

A summary of the first day of the 65th Westminster Seminar.

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CPA UK’s 65th Westminster Seminar to Discuss Key Developments in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure

16 November 2016

Senior UK parliamentarians, including the Speaker Rt Hon. John Bercow MP, are to lead a series of discussions and debates with parliamentarians and clerks from across the Commonwealth, as part of this year’s CPA UK Westminster Seminar.

The seminar – taking place in the House of Commons on 21-25 November – will bring together around 70 newly-elected Members and early-career Clerks to explore parliamentary democracy, practice and procedure within a Westminster framework.

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