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Multilingual legislative drafting in Swiss cantons: Burden or blessing?


Uhlmann, Felix; Höfler, Stefan (2018). Multilingual legislative drafting in Swiss cantons: Burden or blessing? The Loophole – Journal of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel, (1):54-62.

Abstract

This article is about drafting multilingual legislative texts in three cantons of Switzerland that have German and French as their official languages and a fourth canton that has German, Italian and Romansh as its official languages. Three drafting models are variously used in these cantons: co-drafting, co-revision and co-editing. The article describes each of these models and assesses their effects both in terms of the volume (quantity) and the quality of legislation produced.

Abstract

This article is about drafting multilingual legislative texts in three cantons of Switzerland that have German and French as their official languages and a fourth canton that has German, Italian and Romansh as its official languages. Three drafting models are variously used in these cantons: co-drafting, co-revision and co-editing. The article describes each of these models and assesses their effects both in terms of the volume (quantity) and the quality of legislation produced.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:02 Faculty of Law > Institute of Legal Sciences > Constitutional, Administrative and International Law
06 Faculty of Arts > Center for Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:29 Jan 2018 13:34
Last Modified:07 Sep 2018 11:06
Publisher:Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC)
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.calc.ngo/publications/loopholes

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