Islamabad, 17 December 2022 (TDI): United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) concluded a series of training sessions for building capacity on “Legislative Drafting for the Criminal Justice Institutions of Balochistan”.

The UN Women and the Government of Balochistan (GoB) also cooperated for the sessions in Islamabad.

The European Union (EU) is funding this program to put the Rule of Law (RoL) Roadmap into action. It will help the province’s criminal justice institutions.

73 people attended the sessions in November and December 2022, including 13 women who represented various Balochistan criminal justice institutions.

About the sessions

A requirements assessment conducted by UNODC under RoL, which highlighted changes to the legal frameworks governing criminal justice institutions in Balochistan, served as the context for the five training sessions.

To achieve the important goals and requirements outlined in the framework review, a Manual of Legislative Drafting was created.

It consists of 11 training modules that cover technical aspects of legislative drafting. To assist relevant GoB institutions, there were three-day training sessions on the Manual of Legislative Drafting.

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There was an instruction presentation of the manual of legislative drafting manner throughout these capacity-building training sessions.

Moreover, participants were engaged in iterative debates on its contents in addition to practical exercises and small-group discussions.

The training’s objectives are to increase participants’ understanding of the legal and constitutional systems, as well as the fundamentals of statutory interpretation.

Furthermore, It also aims to improve participants’ understanding of research processes, methodology, and issues related to the drafting of legislation.

In addition, The participants considered the sessions very beneficial in fostering comprehension and practical knowledge of legislative drafting. As a result, they agreed to put the training to use in connection with legislative development tasks.

They valued the iterative methodology for the delivery of this training because it allowed for in-depth conversations on a range of topics.