The commentary gives the information about the terms that may be unknown for the readers. For instance, there is the explanation of the notion “law enforcement officials” in the first commentary. Thus, the reader may learn that “law enforcement officials” are all officials of the law who are either appointed or elected and practice police powers. Especially this concerns the powers of detention or arrest. Every article has its number and the commentary – letter. This gives an opportunity to quote the document in full or in part in other papers.
There is no narrative in this text, and this suggests that it is probably intended to be used predominantly as a reference text to verify what the law says regarding different issues or for training people in basic principles. It is written in the present tense, which again stresses its general appropriateness for all scenarios, past, present and future, rather than for any one situation. It should be noted that all eight articles can be classified into two groups. Thus, there are articles explaining the duties that should be fulfilled by law enforcement officials (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8) and also the things that must not be done by them.