Good Decision-Making for Public Bodies, Guide 5: Proportionality, Discretion and Policies


Author: Joanelle O’Cleirigh and Roberta Guiry

This is the fifth in our series of Good Decision-Making Guides for Public Bodies. These Guides highlight what is best practice in decision-making and offer simple and practical tips to reduce the risk of challenge to your decisions. In this Guide, we look at:

  • the principle of proportionality;
  • the exercise of discretion in decision-making; and
  • how to use policies/guidelines properly.

Read the full briefing here.


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