This is a comparative analysis of formal rules for legislative drafting (formal legistics) of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.

The nine Portuguese-speaking States and Regions that are discussing not only share the official Portuguese language but also have similar legal cultures. This article seeks to identify similarities and differences while aiming at the opening of paths to a true common space of lusophone legislative drafting rules.

The article was written by a team of researchers from the CIDP – Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

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