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Regulating the Regulators

Tony Prosser

in The Regulatory Enterprise

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579839
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594472 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579839.003.0010
Regulating the Regulators

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This chapter examines the process of regulatory reform, or ‘better regulation’. It describes the background and development of this movement, suggesting that it has two different emphases. The first is to reduce regulatory burdens through lifting both substantive regulatory requirements and administrative rules; the second is to improve the process of regulatory deliberation through improved consultation and reform of enforcement. Different stages of the process are described, including the effect on regulators of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, the move to risk-based regulation after the Hampton review, and the use of regulatory impact assessments. The chapter also discusses monitoring of regulators' protection of human rights and of their role in promoting sustainable development.

Keywords: regulation; regulatory reform; deregulation; regulatory impact assessment; human rights; sustainable development

Chapter.  10516 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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