Incorporating the amendments into the basic instrument does not entail adopting a new instrument. Consolidation serves the interests of citizens, administrative authorities and the business world by providing a more accessible and more transparent legislative framework and has the advantage of making the law more reader-friendly.
But consolidation, unlike codification, does not generate a new mandatory legal instrument.
Its purpose is to state the combined effect of different statutes and so simplify the presentation of the law.
The aim is to make the statute law clearer, shorter and more accessible.The first permanent system of codified laws could be found in China, with the compilation of the Tang Code in AD 624.This formed the basis of the Chinese criminal code, which was then replaced by the Great Qing Legal Code, which was in turn abolished in 1912 following the Xinhai Revolution and the establishment of the Republic of China.An example is the Council Directive of 15 July 1975 on waste, which has been amended several times and was consolidated on 20 November 2003, this consolidation then being used as a basis for the codified instrument.Consolidating statute is a statute that collects the legislative provisions on a particular topic and embodies them in a single statute, often with minor amendments and drafting improvements.
Another early system of laws is Hindu law framed by Manu and called as Manu Smriti, dating back to the 2nd century BC.