Forthcoming July 2020 • paper
Since 1995, the International Legislative Drafting Institute in New Orleans has graduated 800 legislative drafters from 100+ jurisdictions around the globe. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the International Legislative Drafting Guidebook compiles the expertise of 18 Institute speakers in articles about improved drafting techniques; about legislative relationships among members and drafters and the public; about human trafficking, the environment, rule of law, justice systems, and other substantive areas; about governmental transparency and "watchdog" agencies; and about preparing primary and secondary legislation. Its intended audience are the legislative drafters and policy makers whose hands-on legislative practice will benefit from practical guidance and the common wisdom of experienced international experts sharing their insights in this volume.
Click here to read David Elliott's paper from the Just Language conference discussed in Chapter One ("Parliamentary Drafting Instructions: Role of the Legislative Drafter," by Donald L. Revell).