Shadow Council Law and Legal Definition

A shadow council is a group whose precise policies and aims are governed by the bylaws or organizing document of the group. They are often formed to promote participation in the democratic decision-making process. Shadow councils may advocate for issues affecting society and seek to contribute to the shaping of policy and decisions that affect them. Councillors are elected according to internal policies, rather than a public vote. Shadow councils may include special interest, political, community, or other groups.