Legislative drafting and political will


INDEX: 1. An old lesson. – 2. A difficult balance. – 3. From legislative drafting to interpretation. – 4. Learning by doing. – 5. Which achievements? – 6. How is legislative drafting taught in the Chamber? – 7. A difficult task in European perspective.


The first requirement to fulfill in order to draft a good law is a clear political choice. Administrative, financial and technical contexts limit the political will. Bureaucracy can emphasize those limits, but politics minimize them. Legislative drafting is a matter of interpretation. Examples taken from parliamentary activity in the Chamber of Deputies (learning by doing!) show that political pressure can affect the quality of legislation.

di Claudio Tucciarelli

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