International Law Regulates The Law And Rules Between Multiple States

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TMA 01

Question 1
a) International law regulates the law and rules between multiple states. It’s not enforced by any certain government or particular legislation. An example of this law is the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 (ECHR). Created in 1950 it has 47 members which have signed into this law and abide by it, in regards to human’s rights and freedom. However national laws are used within one particular state. The state will have its own right to create new laws and runs its own legal system.
b) Common law is where judges play a more central part to the case. Through time legal principles were created from the successive judgements of previous cases which is used by judges to make decisions in recent cases. A judge’s job is to determine the facts and identify how the law implies to those facts. Equity Law was introduced from the limitations spotted in common law. It started in the 12th Century to make fairer decision on cases that would not be heard fairly in a common law court. Statute law on the other hand is law that has been created by parliament in the form of acts/legislation.
c) Public Law applies between public institutions and its citizens. The three categories are: constitutional, administrative, and criminal. Constitutional refers to main government areas such as acts of parliament. Administrative law links smaller areas of government such as public policy, NHS. Criminal refers to prohibited acts and is enforced by the state and carries punishment.
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