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International Journal of Legislative Drafting and Law Reform

Journal Editor(s):
Tonye Clinton Jaja
Subject: Law

Journal Description

The International Journal of Legislative Drafting and Law Reform is a peer reviewed journal. It is a forum for innovative and original articles on the theories, principles, methods, techniques, style and best practices applied in legislative drafting and law reform practice from international and comparative law perspectives. The journal aims to identify the commonalities and general principles of legislative drafting and law reform that are common to the dominant traditions of civil law, common law, European Union, Islamic law jurisdictions. The purpose of comparing legislative drafting and law reform systems is not to prove that one legal system is superior to another but to demonstrate the capacity to learn and benefit from one another. Overall, the aim of the Journal is to promote inter-jurisdictional dialogue thereby building bridges across the divide in terms of legislative drafting and law reform amongst these different jurisdictions.

In addition, the journal aims to focus on the ever growing interaction and interconnectedness between the field of legislative drafting and law reform respectively. The drafting of legislation and regulation is the major activity and commonality performed by practitioners in both fields. Furthermore, the inter-relatedness between the fields of legislative drafting and law reform is evidenced by the implementation of cross-border projects.

To contact the editor regarding potential titles in the journal, email Dr Tonye Clinton Jaja at tonyeclintonjaja@yahoo.com or Tonye.Jaja@nils.gov.ng.

Editor(s) Biography

Dr.Tonye Clinton Jaja is a lawyer with a specialisation in legislative drafting and law reform. He was awarded a PhD in law (legislative drafting degree by the University of London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies). In July 2012 he was appointed a Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Legislative Drafting by the Kiit School of Law, Kiit University, India.

He is currently a staff of Nigeria's National Assembly's National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS). His primary duty is to draft Bills, legislation and undertake Bill(s) Analysis and Bill(s) Scrutiny for legislators. He is also a law lecturer on the University of Benin/NILS Masters of Legislative Drafting programme.





Journal Titles

This is a new Journal and associated titles are currently being prepared.