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Branch of the CPA
4 May 2000 the Scottish Parliament approved motion S1M-789 which established a
Scottish Parliament Branch of the CPA.
a member of the CPA the Scotland Branch has the opportunity to participate and
engage in plenary, regional conferences, seminars, visits and exchanges of
delegations. The CPA's programmes and activities promote parliamentary
democracy and co-operation with other networks and organizations dedicated to
good governance. Programmes are aimed towards the achievement of many goals
including professional development, poverty reduction, the support of human
rights and Commonwealth promotion.
CPA consists of the national, provincial, state and territorial parliaments and
legislatures of the countries of the Commonwealth. Members of the CPA share the
Association's mission to promote knowledge and understanding about
parliamentary democracy and respect for the rule of law and individual rights
of 175 branches from the 53 Commonwealth countries there is a total membership
of around 17,000 parliamentarians. The supreme governing body is the CPA
General Assembly which comprises 400 members and meets annually in a different
Commonwealth country to discuss matters of current importance.
Scotland Branch reports and activity
Please click here to find out about CPA meetings, reports and outward visits or
alternatively contact Margaret Neal in the UK and International Relations Office, the Scottish Parliament's Branch Secretary.
CPA Scotland Branch hosted the British Islands and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Inaugural Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 15 to 16 March 2014.
Members on CPA Scotland Branch Executive Committee and ex-officio members
Details of work undertaken by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
CPA Scotland Branch hosted the 42nd British Islands and Mediterranean Region Annual Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10 to 14 June 2012.