The Importance of Legislative Studies, Transparency and the Role of Technology in the Brazilian Legislative Process
Written on March, 2021
Understanding Legistics in Brazil: Its Significance and Current Practices
Legistics, a critical branch of legislative studies, holds a significant position in the Brazilian legislative process. This discipline primarily concerns itself with the quality, formulation, and potential for positive social impact of laws. With the immense complexity and breadth of Brazil's legislative framework, the necessity and relevance of legistics become even more pronounced. Brazil generates a formidable amount of legislation - roughly 200 legal norms daily. Over time, this amounts to an estimated legislative production of approximately 14 million laws, underscoring the magnitude of legislative activity.
In the face of such vast legislative activity, legistics serves as an analytical tool, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation of these laws. It provides a systematic approach to assess the efficacy of laws, understand their implications, and evaluate their social impact. This is accomplished by meticulously dissecting each law's structure, content, clarity, precision, and format. The objective of such a methodical approach is threefold.
First, it aims to streamline the legislative process, making it more efficient and effective. Second, it ensures that laws are well-crafted, clearly communicated, and precisely targeted to address specific issues, enhancing their overall effectiveness. Lastly, it promotes legal certainty among citizens by ensuring that laws are accessible, understandable, and transparent. The legal certainty is a fundamental principle of law that means that law must provide those subject to it with the ability to regulate their conduct.