1. Law making is carried out by
politicians and civil servants often
with no training or expertise in this
2. Lawyers have a vested interest in
retention of old system.
3 Law making is a technical and
Read a need to simplify laws into
An intent to comply with ICCAPR
EXPECTATIONS FROM THE LAWS
1. Fight hunger and employment
2. Increase world trade
Only a simple unambiguous
legislation can equip a person
with his civil, political and
Knowledge of law is a essential to
the enforcement of one’s rights to
life, privacy, employment and
PROBLEM COMPOUNDED BY
1. Ego of politicians
2. At transnational level, different
languages add to complexity.
Often the translations appear to
be literal rather than in letter and
Words often change their meaning
and purpose over the years.
EXAMPLE OF CENTURY OLD
LAWS IN INDIA
1. Indian Penal Code, 1860
2. Societies Registration Act, 1860
3. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
4. Indian Contract Act, 1872
5. Code of Civil Procedures, 1908.
These all are drafted in complex and
technical text. These use words
which in many cases have lost their
Lobby for inclusion of legislative
drafting as a subject at post
graduate law programs.
1. Carry out a review of old and
partially obsolete laws.
2. Institute training in legislative
Train and prepare specialists in
drafting of laws.
Prepare a training programs that
can be offered as obligatory
Organise imaginative and
innovative exercises to train law
students in simple law making
Introduce competitions in law
reforms also with regard to
international instruments and
Also adopt online and distance
1. Create a body of experts in law
2 Lobby for use of experts who can
bid for contracts in legislative
3. Organise regular conferences at
sub regional, regional and
Prepare model legislative drafts.
These should be used as
templates like conveyances.
MAKE A START WITH
3. Peace keeping operations
4. International trade
Foreign currency remittances
6. Diplomatic relations
7. Sports and games