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Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

Abstract

Despite the recent development of embedding policy statements or declarations into statutes, there has been a lack of general commentary on this technique of formulating legislation. This Article draws attention to this development and analyzes its potential significance. By examining some examples in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand, the author attempts to demonstrate how the technique may be a functional vehicle for a large-scale declaration of legislative and public policy objectives.

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