I'm writing a document in which I must cite several laws and other regulations, but I have a doubt about citations. I endend in the following situation several times:
- There is law A, the main valid regulation about my subject
- Law A has later been emended from law B, which either changed already existing informations (some numbers, a specification...) or introduced or removed other ones (provisions, definitions, competence to authorities...)
I would like to know:
- When referring to an emended or a later introduced element, should I cite law A or law B?
- Is there any difference about the "size" of the emendation? For example, should I behave the same if law B increased a fine from 2000 $ to 2200 $ or introduced a completely new supervisory authority?
I'm particularly intrested on EU/European conventions. References to authoritative sources would be much appreciated.