Parliamentary Committees are working bodies of the Assembly and most of them cover the corresponding ministries in government.
As the main working bodies of the Assembly, committees review in detail the draft laws and reports submitted to Assembly. With the aim of having well-informed point of views, committees rely on the external expertise and the opinion of important groups of the society. These evidence from outside are provided by experts and civil society organizations. In order to collect such evidence, committees hold public hearings for specific topics, which are being reviewed.
The Committees also oversee the work of their line ministries. An important aspect is the oversight of the implementation of existing laws.
Each committee is led by the chairperson and two vice-chairpersons. In the absence of the chairperson, meetings may be called by the first or second vice-chairperson.
The committee takes decisions by the vast majority votes of its members.
Committee meetings are usually open for the public.