Advantages And Disadvantages Of Written And Unwritten Constitution

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INTRODUCTION A constitution is simply a body laid down fundamental principle or guides, in which a state or organisation is been governed, it defines the duties, regulates the powers and functions of the various institutions of government. The constitution defines how the government direct and controls the affairs of a state; the constitution also determines structure of the relationship between the governing body and its citizens. This laid down rules called constitution, can either be: Written (codified) or unwritten (uncodified), unitary or federal. For example; United Kingdom uses the unwritten constitution while the united state of America uses the written constitution also Canada. The purpose of this essay is to show if UK should or should not adopt a written constitution, by analysing the advantages and disadvantages of written constitution. Written and unwritten constitution A written constitution is a formal document defining the nature of…show more content…
In my own perspective, owing to the above advantages and disadvantages of both written and unwritten constitution, which clearly reveals that the flexibility and strength nature of the present UK constitution has stand the test of times and is in a way advantageous compared to the rigidity of a written constitution which is more difficult to amend and takes a longer process to do so including the expensive cost of doing so. However, the advantages of an unwritten constitution cannot outweigh the essentials and clarity a codified constitution
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