ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Illustrations in Statutes: A Forgotten Statutory Practice

Illustrations in statutes offer numerous benefi ts by way of enhancing clarity, clarifying legislative intent, and providing the context for the application of the provision. Their legal standing in colonial era statutes is already established. Given the widespread lack of understanding of the law among those to whom it applies as well as inadequacies and ambiguities in legislation, the only question remaining is why illustrations have been discontinued after Independence.

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