Common Frame of Reference

Hierarchical Display of Common Frame of Reference Law > Civil law > Civil law > Contract
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Public International Law

Summary of Public International Law The body of international law that governs the conduct of a nation as a sovereign entity in its relations with other nations. It does not deal with the international activities of private individuals or firms. (Main Author: William J. Miller) […]

Veto

Veto Definition (Lat. I forbid). Veto may be defined as the refusal of the executive body of a country whose assent is necessary to let pass a law or measure approbed already by the legislative body. See veto in the legal dictonary. In Europe The veto power of the British sovereign has […]

Protestantism

Hierarchical Display of Protestantism Social Questions > Culture and religion > Religion > Christianity
Law > Sources and branches of the law > Legal science > Internal law of religions > Protestant church law Concept of Protestantism See the dictionary definition of Protestantism. […]

Civil Law

Introduction to Civil Law "Civil Law, term applied to a legal tradition originating in ancient Rome and to the contemporary legal systems based on this tradition. Modern civil law systems, which were originally developed in Western European countries, have spread throughout the world. […]

Hindu Law

The Legal History of Hindu LawThis section provides an overview of Hindu Law ResourcesSee AlsoLegal Biography Legal Traditions Historical Laws History of Law Further Reading Hindu Law in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press) The Oxford Encyclopedia of […]

Comparative Analysis

Hierarchical Display of Comparative analysis Production, Technology And Research > Research and intellectual property > Research > Research method
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Public Law

Law Public Law Introduction to Public Law Public law concerns the relationships within government and those between governments and individuals. Because the Roman codes were almost entirely limited to the private area, public law is usually not codified. In civil-law countries, separate […]

Protestant Church Law

Hierarchical Display of Protestant church law Law > Sources and branches of the law > Legal science > Internal law of religions
Social Questions > Culture and religion > Religion > Christianity > Protestantism Protestant church law Concept of Protestant church law See the dictionary […]

Buddhist Law

The Legal History of Buddhist LawThis section provides an overview of Buddhist Law ResourcesSee AlsoLegal Biography Legal Traditions Historical Laws History of Law Further Reading Buddhist Law in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press) The Oxford […]

Islamic Law

The Legal History of Islamic Law Law and Dogma Islamic law —ShariÂ’a— evolved over time in response to the Muslim communityÂ’s need for a legal system. The most important source of law was the traditions of the Prophet (sunna) as revealed in reports […]

Administrative Law

Introduction Administrative law deals with the exercise of public power and the control of government decisions. Topics in administrative law include the role of the State, the governmental structures that influence the administrative law system, the principles of good administration, the […]

Constitutional Law

Introduction to Constitutional Law Constitutional Law, system of fundamental principles on the organization of a country's government and the limitations of its powers. In the United States, constitutional law refers to legal rights that are directly addressed in the Constitution of the […]

Family Law

Contents of Family Law Contents of this subject matter include: Historical background, Constitutional factors and current issues Domestic relationships – marriage and non-marriage, recognition of adult relationships Family Dispute Resolution processes; the collaborative family lawyer […]

Primacy of EU Law

Hierarchical Display of Primacy of EU law European Union > European Union law > EU legal system > EU law – national law
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Anglicanism

Hierarchical Display of Anglicanism Social Questions > Culture and religion > Religion > Christianity
Law > Sources and branches of the law > Legal science > Internal law of religions > Canon law Concept of Anglicanism See the dictionary definition of Anglicanism. Characteristics of […]

Buddhism

The Legal History of Buddhism in Chinese Law This section provides an overview of Buddhism in Chinese Law Resources See Also Religion Freedom of Religion Morality Religious Law Resources See Also Legal Biography Legal Traditions Historical Laws History of Law Further Reading Buddhism in […]

Canon Law

Orthodox ChurchesFor more information about this section, in the context of legal history, see the main entry in this legal encyclopedia. Protestant ChurchesFor more information about this section, in the context of legal history, see the main entry in this legal encyclopedia. The […]

Orthodoxy

Hierarchical Display of Orthodoxy Social Questions > Culture and religion > Religion > Christianity
Law > Sources and branches of the law > Legal science > Internal law of religions > Canon law Concept of Orthodoxy See the dictionary definition of Orthodoxy. Characteristics of Orthodoxy […]

Islamic State

Hierarchical Display of Islamic State Politics > Political framework > State > Non-secular State
Law > Sources and branches of the law > Legal science > Internal law of religions > Islamic law Concept of Islamic State See the dictionary definition of Islamic State. Characteristics of […]

Natural Law

A typical definition of natural law which overstressed the universality of the concept was provided by Olivecrona (1971: 8): In contradistinction to positive law, 'natural law' generally means a law that has not been posited. Even if it is ascribed to the will of God, it is supposed to […]

Roman Law

Introduction to Roman Law Roman Law, in general usage, legal system developed by the Romans from the time of their first codification of law, known as the Law of the Twelve Tables (see Twelve Tables, Law of the), in 450 bc to the death of Justinian I, ruler of the Byzantine Empire, in ad […]

Interpretation of the Law

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Law > Justice > Legal action > Appeal to the Court (EU) > Preliminary ruling procedure […]

Judaism

Judaism Judaism in Babylonia The Jews themselves were during this period engaged in building up a system of isolation on their own side, but they treated Roman law with greater hospitality than it meted out to them. The Talmud shows the influence of that law in many points, and may justly be […]

Catholicism

Hierarchical Display of Catholicism Social Questions > Culture and religion > Religion > Christianity
Law > Sources and branches of the law > Legal science > Internal law of religions > Canon law Concept of Catholicism See the dictionary definition of Catholicism. Characteristics of […]

Private International Law

Branches of Private International Law

Intellectual Property International commercial arbitration International Commercial Law International Contracts International Family Law International Law of Procedure See also: Hague Conference on Private […]

Public Economic Law

Hierarchical Display of Public economic law Politics > Executive power and public service > Administrative law
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Constitution

The Legal History of Constitution This section provides an overview of Constitution Constitution in Election Law Set of fundamental texts which establish a form of government, regulate the relationship between the governing and the governed and define the public power structure. A constitution […]

Commercial law

Commercial law Introduction to Commercial Law Commercial Law, body of law that relates to commerce and business transactions. Commercial law includes the laws that pertain to sales; negotiable instruments, such as checks and promissory notes; carriage by land and sea; insurance; brokerage; […]

Comparative Law

Comparative law may be defined as the study of the similarities and differences between the laws or legal rules of two or more countries, or between two or more legal systems (i.e. the study of legal systems and laws in different countries). It is not a body of rules and principle. It is a […]

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology Sociology may be defined as the scientific study of human social relations or group life. See more definitions of Sociology in the Legal Dictionary. Other disciplines within the social sciences-including economics, political science, anthropology, and […]

Referendum

Introduction to Referendum Referendum, practice of submitting an issue to the popular vote. The proposal or issue can itself be called a referendum. In government, the "petition referendum" originates with the voters and provides that a proposed law be put to a popular vote before it […]

Hebrew Law

Hierarchical Display of Hebrew law Law > Sources and branches of the law > Legal science > Internal law of religions
Social Questions > Culture and religion > Religion > Judaism Hebrew law Concept of Hebrew law See the dictionary definition of Hebrew law. Characteristics of Hebrew law [rtbs […]