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The Handbook on Legislation and Law Drafting is addressed to anybody who is involved in the legislative process in Liberia. It is meant to give an idea about the general background of legislation, the legislative process in Liberia and the competences of the Liberian Legislature under the Constitution. It is also meant to serve as a manual of form and style to be used in the preparation of bills and other legislative proposals. The development of legislative proposals, respectively their policy background, is described to show the necessary stages of legislative decision making up to the preparation of the legislative text. The checklists contained in this Handbook are a practical tool for legislators and drafters. The Handbook is based on international standards, internationally recommended practices and generally accepted drafting principles and conventions. 

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