I am writing my thesis and I have to choose between "Part 1 point 7" and "Part 1 Point 7". The document mentioned is the European Social Charter. I found "point" with no capitals on the EUR-Lex site, but as the language of the law has always been changing, I decided to try and find an answer to this dilemma here.

Thank you for your help in advance!

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    Sorry, Gabriella. Legal conventions are off-topic on ELU. They're often not standard mainstream English, and giving wrong advice here could even invite legal action (perhaps not in this case, but no one wants to suffer capital punishment). Universities, companies etc have recommended (often in-house) style guides. Isn't there one you should be looking to? They don't all say the same thing. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 19 at 18:16
  • A similar question has come up on Academia StackExchange, which seems to lean to capitalisation in this context (with a number after). However, conventions will vary. academia.stackexchange.com/questions/9454/… – Stuart F Apr 20 at 10:28

It's not normative for legal language to rely on capitalisation for meaning. It's a recipe for misinterpretation if that were the case.

Hence you're safe to use 'point' or 'Point'.

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