Legislative Drafting Unit (LDU)
The translation of policy into law is a vital part of promoting good governance and the rule of law in society. Properly managed and executed, the legislative drafting process builds public confidence in the legal system; makes institutions and institutional frameworks more efficient and transparent. It is a process which poses various challenges for those involved, from formulating policy and issuing the drafting instructions, to the actual drafting of the legislation. The Legislative Drafting Unit of the Attorney General’s Ministry is the Law Office of the Government charged with the responsibility for the preparation of draft legislation. The Unit works closely with client Ministries to translate policy into clear, effective and readable law. Our role will often begin when legislation is first being considered and we will remain involved throughout the Parliamentary process.