analytical approach to address the nature of the problems accompanying the means of raising a topic for public discussion as a method of parliamentary control over government actions. This is done by searching for the concept of a request for public debate, the constitutionality of this method, and other topics related to this method; so that we can arrive at a legal and practical evaluation of the effectiveness and accuracy of this method in terms of its inputs and results in achieving the public interest in comparison and approach with other parliamentary means.
Within this context, the objectives of the research revolve around demonstrating the effectiveness of this method in light of the limited practice of this method by members of Parliament in comparison with the use of other parliamentary control means such as the parliamentary question, which gives very important indications about the feasibility of raising a general topic for public discussion, both in terms of procedures as well as from the question of practical results, a phenomenon that will be treated with an analytical approach based on the neutral and objective critical method.
In conclusion, the research recommended several recommendations, the most important of which are for the Jordanian legislator to find a specific and disciplined constitutional formula that gives legitimacy to the request for public debate; being an effective means of parliamentary control; and that there should be a more influential role for the parliamentary committees within the Parliament with regard to activating the mechanisms of requesting public debate, given that these committees represent the most technically specialized legal place to study this request, and they have the ability to study the request from all its legal and realistic aspects.
Al-Jazi, Jehad Dhifallah Dr. and Khwaira, Bahaaeddin Dhifallah Dr.
"Effectiveness of Raising a Topic for Public Discussion as a Tool of Parliamentary Oversight of Government Actions: A Comparative and Applied Study,"
UAEU Law Journal: Vol. 2024:
97, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2024/iss97/6