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(p. 15) 2. Law, the Constitution, EU Membership, and Human Rights 

(p. 15) 2. Law, the Constitution, EU Membership, and Human Rights
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(p. 15) 2. Law, the Constitution, EU Membership, and Human Rights
Author(s):

James Marson

and Katy Ferris

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198766285.003.0002
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date: 17 October 2019

This chapter, in discussing the English legal system and its features, begins by outlining what the law is and some important constitutional principles. The discussion is primarily based on the institutions and personnel involved in the practice and administration of justice. It therefore involves a description and evaluation of the courts, tribunals, and the judiciary, including their powers and the rationale for such authority, as well as the mechanisms of control and accountability. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate how the mechanisms of the justice system work. The English legal system exists to determine the institutions and bodies that create and administer a just system of law. It should be noted here that the UK does, in fact, possess a written constitution, it is merely uncodified.

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