Results of the workshop on legal drafting rules in Portuguese-speaking countries/regions 


On the 13th and 14th October 2017 took place the first plenary and international meeting of the Rules for legislation drafting in Portuguese-speaking countries/regions research project at the University of Lisbon Law School

The research project Rules for legislation drafting in Portuguese-speaking countries/regions aims to promote the definition of common rules and standards on legal drafting within the legal systems of the Portuguese-speaking countries and regions: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macao Special Administrative Region, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe.

On the 13th October, the Portuguese researchers and consultants from all the nine Portuguese-speaking countries and regions discussed and approved a first draft of one (out of three) main blocks of legal drafting rules previously identified within the project. The entire research team is currently working on the improvement of the draft that was approved by the end of this meeting.

On the 14th October a workshop about legal drafting rules in each Portuguese-speaking countries/regions was held also at the University of Lisbon Law School. Specialists from all the nine Portuguese-speaking countries and regions did a presentation about the state of the art of legal drafting in each country or region and we are happy to share these presentations with you. Please find below the presentations, in Portuguese, by country/region and the correspondent author.

Specialists and professionals in legal drafting attended this workshop and it promoted a fruitful debate about the legal drafting rules in each Portuguese speaking country and region.

The research project has been developed by the  Research Centre for Public Law since 2016 and the investigation team is currently composed of investigators not from only from this Research Centre but also from NOVA Law School, legal experts and investigators from Portuguese-speaking countries and regions and legislative drafting consultants from European universities.

Finally, we would like to stress out that the aim of the project is not to standardize laws within  the Portuguese-speaking countries and regions yet to find common rules on legal drafting in those countries and regions.

More information:

Angola: António Katumbela Kassoma

Brazil: João Trindade

Cape Verde: José Carlos L. Correia

East Timor: Ana Cabral

Guinea-Bissau: José Carlos Rodrigues da Fonseca

Macao Special Administrative Region: José Miguel Figueiredo

Mozambique: Paulo Assubuji

Portugal: António Delicado & Inês Marinho

São Tomé and Príncipe: Flávio Almeida Pires Pinto


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