What is the Function of the Conseil D'etat in the Preparation of Legislation?

  title={What is the Function of the Conseil D'etat in the Preparation of Legislation?},
  author={John F. Bell},
  journal={International and Comparative Law Quarterly},
  pages={661 - 672}
  • J. Bell
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Political Science
  • International and Comparative Law Quarterly
Consideration of the Conseil d'Etat and its role in the preparation of legislation helps us in Britain to appreciate how our own legislative process might be improved. The Hansard Society Report1 suggested in 1992 that Britain needed to look beyond just improving the drafting of legislation and needed to reform the legislative process, both before a bill is presented to Parliament and in its passage through Parliament. My reflection on the French process is to suggest that this offers us a… 
1 Citations
Distinctive Competence: The Role of Virginia Attorney General Opinions in State and Local Governance
The devolution and judicialization movements of the past thirty years have dramatically changed the nature and structure of state-federal governmental relations. States and localities are now playing


New directions in European public law
Member state liability in damages for breach of community law - an assessment of the case law, Takis Tridimas taking Article 215(2) EC seriously, Walter van Gerven state liability in damages
The Role of the Conseil D'etat in Drafting Legislation