Norway: Emergency legislation exempts government from Parliamentary debate


In emergency legislation, the government of Norway proposed to exempt itself from current laws other than the Constitution and human rights so that it could issue new rules and regulations without needing Parliamentary debate even if they conflict with other laws. MPs may intervene if a third of them oppose the rules. The bill includes a sunset clause so it will expire automatically on December 31, 2020.
Writer: The Local


Publication: The Local
Publication date: 2020-03-20