Committee – this is a term of Parliamentary law in most jurisdictions, that refers to a body of one or more persons appointed by a larger assembly or society, to consider, investigate and/or take action on certain specific legal matters. A committee only has those authorizations, given to it by the constituent assembly/society. Most committees have been usually set up to investigate legal matters in details and then to report to the larger assembly or society. This saves the larger assembly or society time and efforts when it meets and allows it to review and confirm a bigger number of matters, relying on the committee’s report and advice. Committees are either standing or ad hoc (this latter kind is also known as a “special committee”).

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