African Parliamentary Knowledge Network

The African Parliamentary Knowledge Network’s mission is to increase the capacity and effectiveness of Parliaments by improving the skills of the parliamentarians and their staff.  The APKN provides both a platform for sharing information between legislative bodies and by developing tools aimed at improving the quality of legislation.  A significant accomplishment of the APKN to date has been the creation of the Drafting Guidelines, which offer instruction on the technical aspects of legislative drafting.


APKN 2Legislative Drafting Guidelines for Africa  These Guidelines offer uniform rules for legislative drafting along with examples.  The Guidelines were developed and refined with the help of many practicing legislative drafters from around Africa.

APKN 2APKN Legislative Handbook  This Handbook was designed to assist legislative drafters when designing legislation.  It covers several important issues to consider when drafting legislation.