Through this co-designed legislative workshop, a bill or resolution can be easily drafted that is primarily grounded on rigorous and comprehensive research and legal works originating from the everyday realities of the Bangsamoro people.
Legislative Focus: What theme or area of research you wanted to focus on? What legislative issue you wanted to research on? What legislative measures (bill and/or resolution) you wanted to write and make drafts?
Legislative Call: Write a Call for Papers (CfP) concentrating on a particular ‘legislative focus’. A clear CfP includes concise background, scope, significance to the Bangsamoro, brief literature review (if any), and preliminary questions your ‘legislative focus’ wanted to explore about. Let prospective participants submit a 250-word abstract with their names, affiliations (if any), email addresses, and a short 100-word bionote via a Google form. Do not forget to put the deadline of abstract submissions and estimated date of notification of results. The CfP has to be widely disseminated as possible in order to illicit a good number of submissions.
Post Legislative Call: The selection committee will deliberate and choose the top-quality abstracts—that are coherent and strictly relevant to the ‘legislative focus’—and inform the authors/researchers the timeline regarding the deadline to submit their full papers. Upon receipt of receiving the papers (via email), they’ll be circulated to all participants prior the start of the workshop.
Legislative Workshop: The researchers will present their papers and a group of selected individuals will serve as discussants. The paper presenters and discussants must be provided with proper honoraria. The workshop can be held virtually, face-to-face, or both (hybrid) depending on the budget.
Post Legislative Workshop: All papers will be collated by a group of writers hired to translate and transpose them into a bill and/or a resolution. If possible, refrain from legalese style of writing and start using Tagalog and/or Bangsamoro languages so laws are accessible, i.e., easily understandable, by all citizens in the BARMM. The researchers, those who presented their works during the workshop, have the option to publish their papers to the PRLS journal either in English, Tagalog, or in Bangsamoro languages.