Consolidation Methodology

The consolidated versions of the laws published on Decree are translated from the consolidated laws published on’s consolidated laws only include specific amendments explicitly introduced by royal decrees, and not implied or non-specific amendments. Accordingly, the names of government entities are usually not updated unless a royal decree introduces amendments to a specific royal decree that includes updating the name of the entity. This approach has been adopted by, and accepted by Decree, to ensure predictability when inserting amendments and to avoid calls of judgement in regard to the intention of the legislator.

Consolidated versions of laws published on Decree include footnotes to indicate an amendment. Footnotes that are placed next to the title of an article relate to the whole of the article, while footnotes placed next to a specific paragraph within an article relate only to that specific paragraph.