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Legislative Drafting

Edited by: Aldo Zammit Borda

ISBN13: 9781138995352
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2010)
Price: £34.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415597814



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Legislative drafting is an extremely onerous, exacting and highly-skilled task. What is clearly conceived in the mind may not be easily expressed with clarity and precision in words.

It is a highly technical discipline, and one of the most vigorous forms of writing. Few lawyers have the special combination of skills, aptitudes and temperament necessary for a competent draftsperson.

This book provides, for the first time, detailed commentary on legislative drafting with a specific focus on the Commonwealth, covering: the ethics of legislative drafting, teaching, training and retention of drafters, the role of legislative drafting in good governance, keeping the statute book up-to-date, drafting by more than words: the use of graphics, labels and formulae in legislation; and the particular challenges of drafting for small states. It constitutes a key reference for legislative drafters, parliamentary counsel and professionals involved in this field in the Commonwealth and beyond.

This book was based on a special issue of Commonwealth Law Bulletin.

Subjects:
Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Drafting
Contents:
Foreword
Preface
Articles
1. The Ethics of Legislative Drafting CRAC Crabbe
2. Training of Legislative Counsel: Learning to Draft without Nellie Sandra C. Markman
3. Teaching Legislative Drafting: Reflections on the Commonwealth Secretariat Short Course Robin Webster
4. The Role of Parliamentary Counsel in Legislative Drafting N.K. Nampoothiry 5
5. Prioritising Legislative Proposals in the Legislative Process Richard C. Nzerem
6. Keeping the Statute Book up to date: A Personal View Duncan Berry '
7. Drafting by More than Words: The Use of Graphics, Labels and Formulae in Legislation St. John Bates
8. The Challenges of Legislative Drafting in Small Commonwealth Jurisdictions Ranjit Hewagama Fact Sheet
9. Building a Commons for the Common Law: The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) Four Years On Graham Greenleaf, Andrew Mowbray and Philip Chung