Diário da República

Diário da República

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The logo of the national legislative website of Portugal

Description

  • The Diário da República is the official journal of Portugal, pursuant to Article 119 of the Constitution of the Republic.
  • The electronic edition of the Diário da República is legally binding (since 1 July 2006) and the publication of the acts performed through it is valid for all legal purposes, in accordance with paragraph 5 of article 1 of Law No. 74/98 of November 11, amended and republished by Law No. 43/2014, of July 11.
  • The Diário da República is exclusively edited by electronic means on the Internet website https://dre.pt/ managed and made available by the National Printing Office and Mint, as a public service of universal and free access to all its contents and functionalities, under the terms of Decree-Law No. 83/2016.

Functionalities

The website of the Diário da República includes, inter alia, the following functionalities:

Legal framework on the publication of legal acts in the Diário da República

  • The official journal Diário da República comprises the first (1st) and second (2nd) series, in accordance with Article 3 (1) of Law No. 43/2014 (publication, identification and form of legal acts to be published in the official journal) and Article 5 (1) of Decree-Law No. 83/2016 (approves the public service of universal and free access to the official journal).
  • Article 119 (1) of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic and Articles 3 (2) and 8 (1) of Law No. 43/2014 determine which typology of legal acts have to be published in the 1st series of the official journal.
  • Article 3 (2) (h) and (i) of Law No. 43/2014 and Article 119 (1) (g) of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic determine the typology of official judicial announcements and the typology of judgments of the courts which have to be published in the 1st series of the official journal.
  • The 1st series of the Diário da República can be found at the following URL: https://dre.pt/web/guest/home/-/dre/calendar/normal/I.
  • The European Legislation Identifier (ELI) is applied to all types of acts published in the 1st series of the Diário da República from 2 January 1991.
  • Article 3 (3) of Law No 43/2014, Article 5 (3) of Decree-Law No. 83/2016 and Articles 6 (2), 7 (1), 10 (1) and 13 (1) (a) and 2 (b) of Legislative Order No. 15/2016  (Regulation of the Publication of Acts in the Diário da República) determine the typology of official governmental announcements, the typology of official judicial announcements and the typology of judgments of the courts which have to be published in the 2nd series of the Diário da República.
  • The 2nd series of the Diário da República can be found at the following URL: https://dre.pt/web/guest/home/-/dre/calendar/normal/II.
  • The lack of publicity of legal acts in the Official Journal implies its legal inefficiency, in accordance with article 119 (2) and (3) of the Constitution of the Republic and with article 158 (2) of the Code of Administrative Procedure.

Main legislative acts already consolidated with ELI as of 2 January 1991

 

Main consolidated legislative acts without ELI assigned  (because the original legislative act was published before 2 January 1991)

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