The Legislative Advocacy Against Obnoxious Legislations project was launched in response to the growing trend of the National Assembly increasingly proposing and enacting obnoxious laws, which have the capacity of undermining democracy and ultimately infringe on citizens’ rights. This is contrary to the purpose of the legislature which exists primarily as a representative organ of the people that articulates and expresses the will of the people in the laws enacted by the parliament. The overriding objective of this project is to prevent the legislature and the state from enacting laws that are injurious to human rights and the practice of democracy in the country, and to lead a citizen’s advocacy towards a citizens-informed legislation in the country. Specifically, the project has the following objectives:
- Activate processes that will lead to an amendment of the Companies And Allied Matters Act 2020 to reflect and protect the democratic and constitutional rights of citizens.
- Propose amendments and redrafting of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill and the Digital Rights Bill to ensure that citizens’ rights are protected.
- Ensure that the constitutional amendment process reflects the desires of citizens.
The project is supported by the Luminate Group.