Instructions for legislative drafting
The Government applies at least the following instructions and recommendations, which are given to harmonise the legislative drafting procedures in different ministries and to ensure that the quality requirements laid down for legislation can be met.
The following instructions are available in English:
- Legislative Drafting Process Guide (Finlex)
- Bill Drafting Instructions, Ministry of Justice publication 2006:3, Helsinki 2006.
- The Impact Assessment Guidelines, Ministry of Justice publication 2008:4, Helsinki 2008.
- Government Communication Guidelines
The instructions which are available in Finnish can be found on the Finnish web page