The Case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Andreas Bummel, 2019

This paper looks into the relationship between the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the proposed United Nations Parliamentary As-sembly (UNPA). It outlines the characteristics of these two bodies and provides an assessment of their similiarities and differences with special consideration of the IPU’s ongoing collaboration with the UN and its capacity to address the UN’s democratic deficit.

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