Author: DT Adem

This definitive guide to legislative drafting is the product of the author’s vast experience as a legislative draftsman in the Directorate of Legal Services of the Nigerian National Assembly. Mr Adem examines the resources and techniques that can bring about an improvement in the quality of legislative drafting, particularly in terms of its clarity and comprehensibility.

The book considers the role of a legislative draftsman, the tools at his disposal and common mistakes that are made in the drafting of legislation, including the misuse of certain terms. It offers a realm of useful techniques and devices, both in a general context and also in relation to specific types of legislation such as taxation, licencing and the implementation of international treaties.

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Published 2014