JAMELA  A. ALI

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THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL AND LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING IN GUYANA - A CRITIQUE by JAMELA A. ALI* scroll down for profile


TABLE OF CONTENTS         

TITLE                                              

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                      

DEDICATION                                   

ABSTRACT                                       

TABLE OF CASES                            

TABLE OF STATUTES                           

TABLE OF BILLS                                  

 

PART 1

    LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING VERSUS
    PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL
     
     A.   Introduction                             
     B.   Colonial to Present Drafting            
     C.   Status of Parliamentary Counsel         
     D.   The Position in England                 
     E.   The Position in France                  
    

PART 2

    PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL AND POLICY             
     A.   Introductory                            
     B.   Pre-Drafting Process                    
     C.   Drafting Process                        


PART 3

     THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL         
     A.   Drafting Principles                     
         (i)  Language and the Use of Words      
         (ii) Sentence Structure                 
         (iii) Punctuation                        
         (iv) Definitions                        
         (v) Offences and Penalties               
         (vi) Explanatory Memorandum             
         (vii)Amending Legislation               

     B.   The Constitution                        

     C.   Principles of Good Administration       
          (i) Natural Justice and Legitimate
              Expectation                        
          (ii) Duty to Give Reasons           
         (iii) Ouster Clauses                     
          (iv) Appeals and Alternative Remedies   


PART 4

   RELATED DUTIES OF PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL

     A.   Statute Law Revision                    
     B.   Consolidation                           
     C.   Codification                            
     D.   Law Reform                            


PART 5

     RECOMMENDATIONS
        

     A.   Status                                  
     B.   Training                                
     C.   Adequate Remuneration                  
     D.   Interpretation Act                     
     E.   Manual                                 
     F.   Other Prerequisites for Legislative       
          Drafting  
                         

     CONCLUSION                                  

     CHALLENGE                                  

     BIBLIOGRAPHY                          

     APPENDIX A                                  

     APPENDIX B  

 

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Ms Jamela A Ali, LLM is an Attorney at Law for over 27 years and appears in the Guyana Courts and at the CCJ. She provides legal services in Mining Law & Agreements, Conveyancing, Property matters, Trademarks, Adoption of Children, Divorces, Probates of Wills and Administration, Money Claims, Formation of Companies, Mediation, Real Estate, and Notarial services.

She has a Masters of Law degree in Legislative Drafting which included the Public Law courses of Constitutional and Administrative Law
and a Research Paper written on Legislative Drafting, Parliamentary Counsel, Statute Law Revision, Consolidation of Laws, Law Reform, Constitution, Natural Justice, and Good Administration.

Ms Jamela A. Ali is also an Intellectual Property Agent and a Notary Public.

Ms Jamela A Ali is also a Certified Mediator.

 

For further information, here are the contact details:

Contact person: Ms. Jamela A Ali, LLB (Hons)(UWI), LLM (UWI)

Office Address:     Lot 1 Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown
                           Guyana (br), South America

Telephone number:+592 225 4712  

Emails:                 jamelalawyer11@yahoo.com

                            jamelaali@gmail.com

Website:               www.GuyaneseLawyer.com

 

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