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With the intention of formulating high quality regulations, the Government Office for Legislation in 2004 issued Nomotehnične smernice, Podlage za izdelavo pravnih predpisov (Legal drafting guidelines, The basis for the creation of legal regulations). In the 11 chapters of this publication there are guidelines on the internal structure and constituent elements of a regulation, on linguistic expression, on the definition of obligations and exceptions, on legal terminology, referencing within regulations, consolidated texts, etc.


In order to adapt to the development in the field of legal drafting, which is consonantly evolving, and to establish the consistent use of Slovenian legal drafting rules in national regulations implementing the EU law, the Government Office for Legislation issued, in 2008, a second - amended and updated - edition of Legal drafting guidelines.