Resources on Legislation

Resources on Legislation and Legislative Drafting

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Policy Development and Legislative Drafting Training Materials:
1. Legislative Drafting and Policy Development, series 1
[United States Agency for International Development (USAID)]
  Workshop for the Ministry of Justice of Afghanistan’s General Legislative Dept. (Taqnin) (June to July 2006) PDF   MS Word English & Dari (ver. 1), 10 sessions
  Workshop for Staff of the National Assembly of Afghanistan [group 1] (November to December 2006) PDF   MS Word English & Dari (ver. 2), 10 sessions
  Workshop for Staff of the National Assembly [group 2], the Ministries of Interior and Defense, and the Independent Electoral Commission of Afghanistan (March 2007) PDF   MS Word English & Dari (ver. 3), 9 sessions
PDF   MS Word English & Pashto (ver. 3), 9 sessions
2. Legislative Drafting and Policy Development, series 2
[USAID]
  Workshop for Staff of the National Assembly, the Ministries of Justice, Interior, and Defense, and the Independent Electoral Commission of Afghanistan (June to July 2007) PDF   MS Word English & Dari
3. Reviewing and Responding to Legislation from a Gender-Sensitive Perspective 
[United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) & USAID]
  Seminar for Members of the National Assembly of Afghanistan (May 2007) PDF   MS Word English & Dari
4. Guidelines for Drafting Legislative Documents
[The International Republican Institute (IRI) & USAID]
 

Seminar for Members of the National Assembly of Afghanistan’s Youth Caucus (November 2007)

PDF   MS Word English & Dari

5. Additional Workshop-Related Materials

  Flowchart: Legislative Process in Afghanistan (July 2007) PDF   MS Word

English & Dari

  Handout: Analyzing the Causes of Legislative Problems (Explanation) PDF   MS Word English & Dari
  Handout: Analyzing the Causes of Legislative Problems (Checklist) PDF   MS Word

Dari & Pashto

  Handout: Excerpts from U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Drafting Manual PDF   MS Word

Dari & Pashto

  Handout: Bill from U.S. Congress (“Consumer Privacy Protection Act”, 107th Congress, H.R. 2135, as introduced in the House; June 12, 1999) PDF   MS Word English & Dari
PDF HTML MS Word English (from U.S. Gov’t Web sites)
U.S. Congressional Materials:

1. Legislative Drafting Manual
(U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Legislative Counsel, 1995)

PDF HTML    
2. Manual on Drafting Style
(U.S. Senate, Office of the Legislative Counsel, 1997)
PDF
(2.5 MB)
     
  Excerpt: Organization of a Bill PDF HTML MS Word  
3. Constitution, Jefferson’s Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives
(U.S. House of Representatives)
  110th Congress, 2007-2008 (H. Doc. 109-157) [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  109th Congress, 2005-2006 (H. Doc. 108-241) [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  108th Congress, 2003-2004 (H. Doc. 107-284) [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  107th Congress, 2001-2002 (H. Doc. 106-320) [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  106th Congress, 1999-2000 (H. Doc. 105-358) [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  105th Congress, 1997-1998 (H. Doc. 104-272) [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  103rd Congress, 1993-1994 (H. Doc. 103-342)        
4. House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House
(U.S. House of Representatives)
  108th Congress, 2003-2004 [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  104th Congress, 1995-1996 [Browse]     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
5. How Our Laws Are Made
  108th Congress, 2003 (H. Doc. 108-93) PDF   TXT U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  106th Congress, 2000 (H. Doc. 106-197) PDF HTML TXT U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  105th Congress, 1998 (S. Doc. 105-014) PDF     U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
6. Our American Government
  108th Congress, 2003 (H. Doc. 108-94) PDF   TXT U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
  106th Congress, 2000 (H. Doc. 106-216) PDF   TXT U.S. Gov’t Printing Office
Other Resources:
  Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman, and Nalin Abeyesekere:
Assessing Legislation: A Manual for Legislators
(Boston University School of Law, 2002)
PDF
(2 MB)
HTML
(940 KB)
   
  University of San Francisco School of Law & USAID:
Problem-Solving and Guidelines for Legislative Solutions to Social Problems
[Browse Files]   MS Word English (draft version, unpublished; revised 2006)
  Indonesian version: Penyelesiaian Masalah dan Pedoman-Pedoman Praktis Untuk Solusi-Solusi Legislatif bagi Masalah-Masalah Sosial
(Denpasar, Indonesia, 2003, and Dili, Timor-Leste, 2005)
      Indonesian version
  Portuguese version: [Title]
(Dili, Timor-Leste, 2005)
      Portuguese version (unpublished)
  Bosnia-Herzogovina Advisory Board for Legislative Reform:
Manual for Drafting Legislation (Technical Requirements and Style)
(February 2006)
PDF      
           

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