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Freedom from Civil Arrest and Legal Process for Members of Parliament

Josh Chafetz

in Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113259
eISBN:
9780300134896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113259.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the freedom from civil arrest historically guaranteed to Members of Parliament. In its earliest form, the privilege was a royal right and was enforced by officials of the ... More


Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

Josh Chafetz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113259
eISBN:
9780300134896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113259.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book compares the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. Placing legislative privilege in historical context, the book explores how ... More


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