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(p. 27) 3. Law-making: authority and process 

(p. 27) 3. Law-making: authority and process
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(p. 27) 3. Law-making: authority and process
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Martin Partington

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10.1093/he/9780198838838.003.0003
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date: 09 July 2020

This chapter considers how law is made in the UK, who makes it, and the constitutional principles which give them the authority for making it and imposing it on society. There is a detailed account of the legislative procedure of the UK Parliament, and the different types of legislation enacted by Parliament. The role of the senior courts in the development of legal principle is also considered. Finally, the law-making functions of key institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe are considered. The impact of Brexit is also considered.

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