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Mission

"To provide Legislative Drafting Services of the highest quality for the Good Governance of Brunei Darussalam"

“To carry out comprehensive, credible and quality legal research as guidance for policy makers to formulate effective legislation”


Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible to the Attorney General for the drafting of legislation or the approval of drafts prepared by other Ministries or Departments or by other Divisions within the Attorney General's Chambers and that these laws are in accordance with the Constitution of Brunei Darussalam and the policies of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan and that they do not contravene Brunei Darussalam's local customs and traditions. 
  • Ensures that all legislation drafted for consideration by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan or the Legislative Council conforms to legislative drafting norms.
  • Works closely with the Translation and Information and Communication Technology and BRULAW Units within the Attorney General's Chambers and also with the Government Printers.
  • Responsible to the Attorney General, who has the statutory duties and functions under the Law Revision Act (Chapter 1) for the periodic revision of the Revised Edition of the Laws. Law revision is a continuous process and is an exercise to eliminate the accumulation of amendments, and of newly-made laws, in having them all textually up-dated and introduced and reprinted into the Revised Edition of the Laws of Brunei. The extent of the exercise depends on how much legislation has been passed since the last Law Revision Order was made and how much time has elapsed since then.
  • Forwards detailed monthly reports for the Attorney General on the status of all legislation that is being prepared or considered.

Organisational Structure

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Contact Information

Email: legislative.drafting@agc.gov.bn