Year:2022   Volume: 4   Issue: 2   Area: Law

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Layth Kadhim ABBOODI


Interrogation is one of the oversight means that Parliament has against the ‎executive authority. It is one of the most dangerous means that Parliament ‎enjoys, which enables them to hold the executive authority accountable and ‎direct its work. Especially since Parliament’s work in oversight is the basic ‎task in order to achieve the desired goal, which is to achieve the public benefit ‎and the public interest through holding the executive authority accountable. ‎Through interrogation, the legislative authority is able to warn the executive ‎authority if it has abused or failed in its performance or violated the law and ‎deviated from the path that it should take and bring it back to the right side. ‎Accordingly, Parliamentary interrogation is one of the legislative authority’s ‎tools in controlling the executive authority, whereby the representative enjoys ‎directing interrogation (accusation) on a specific subject in order to reach the ‎truth of the matter. Interrogation is the most dangerous means of ‎parliamentary oversight, through which the matter ends with either the ‎dismissal of the minister or the entire government.‎‏ ‏This is in the event that the ‎interrogation is feasible and the minister or the government is unable to ‎respond convincingly to the deputy who is the subject of the interrogation. But ‎in the event that nothing is proven, the end of the interrogation is considered ‎the parliament's blessing for the government's work to continue its work. ‎Therefore, interrogation is considered a double-edged sword. It either ‎withdraws confidence from the minister or the government, or enhances the ‎work and performance of it. In this study, the concept of interrogation and its ‎guarantees will be known in a first part, the conditions to be followed when ‎presenting an interrogation in a second part, and the results of the ‎interrogation in a third part.‎

Keywords: Parliamentary Interrogation, legislative Authority, Government