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Manual provides guidance for explanatory notes in drafting legislation

The USAID Parliamentary Strengthening Project in BiH presented a Manual on Explanatory Memoranda to MPs, parliamentary staffers, government officials, representatives of the judiciary, members of the professional academic community and CSO representatives on May 16 in the State Parliament Visitors’ Center. The Manual provides realistic guidance for drafters of legislation in crafting high-quality explanatory notes that are required to accompany legislation according to the BiH Uniform Rules for Legislative Drafting.

When properly prepared, explanatory memoranda provide legislators with policy and fiscal and impact analyses to support the deliberative process. The Manual was developed by the PS Project’s Senior Consultant for Legislative Drafting in close collaboration with senior representatives from the BiH Ministry of Justice and BiH Directorate for European Integration, as an outgrowth on ongoing PS Project training and technical assistance. It was published in the official languages of BiH and English. In addition to the printed edition, electronic versions will be available on the BiH Ministry of Justice web site.

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Posted: May 22, 2013