Legislative Drafting — Principles and Techniques makes a thorough analysis of the nuances involved in drafting of a legislation. The principles and techniques involved as also the prerequisites which a draftsman needs to equip himself with have been elaborately dealt with and explained with illustrative examples. This book would also be useful to those entrusted with the task of interpreting the laws, for one of the techniques of interpretation is to peep into the mind of draftsman and apprise oneself of the tools and techniques employed by the draftsman.
This work is a scientific and methodical study on the subject of legislative drafting.
Written with the intention of becoming a useful practical guide to every young drafter who wants to make drafting his career.
This new edition specifically deals with the alarming proportion of criminalization of Indian polity, especially the Parliament and State Legislature, thereby posing threat to the basic structure of Indian Democracy
Suggested amendments to the Constitution and Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, made by the author during his tenure as a Member of Law Commission of India, have been included as a new chapter in this edition
An indispensable guide for judges, lawyers, legislators, judicial academies, institutional libraries, students, researchers and scholars
BR Atre is presently practicing as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India and has been a Member of Law Commission of India, a Legislative Draftsman and Consultant in Parliamentary Affairs and Constitutional matters. In his long career of nearly forty years, he had been responsible for drafting much important legislations inter alia including those related to Dowry Prohibition, Marriage, Environment Protection, Special Economic Zones (SEZ) et al. In the recent past, he was also involved and instrumental in drafting and implementing the Value Added Tax (VAT) legislation on the lines of the model law given by him. He was also the Legislative Draftsman and Consultant to Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme and a Legal Expert and Drafting Consultant to Namibia and Kenya on behalf of the Commonwealth.