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Legislative drafting is a skill that is primarly acquired through experience. There is no one universally correct way to draft legislation, but there are preferred styles and forms to guide drafters in their work so that the end product addresses the underlying policy matters in a manner that is concise, clear, and effective. The challenges facing law drafters in Kosovo are unique, particularly in harmonising various laws, reconciling competing sources that is concise, clear, and effective.

This Manual addresses many of the key matters that are relevent to developing and maintaining quality legislation. It provides guidelines concerning law drafting techniques (including style), the process for developing legislation, the organisation of work, and the limitations and conditions that law drafters must consider in developing legislation. The Manual is not intended to be a final treatise on legislative drafting in Kosovo. It is a guide that will ease the process, enhance the efforts of law makers, and improve the quality of legislation.

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