- Created by: Meganbyrom
- Created on: 02-10-18 19:46
Explanation: Laws based on tradition, custom, and precedent a lot of the laws are made by judges to be used in later cases
Examples; Innocent until proven guilty, murder, heterosexual marriage
Advantages; Deals with issues when its unsure how statue law should be used. a foundation of the constitution and governs how governments work.
Disadvantages: undemocratic as its decided by unelected judges and can be overridden by statue.
Important?- thinks about things parliament haven't decided on.
Explanation: statue law is written law decided by Parliament.
Examples: Act of Parliament 1911, HOL cannot veto, delay of two years.
Scottish Parliament act 1998, devolution of powers.
Advantages: parliament votes so we have a say. affects society and citizens. can change e.g gay marriage. written and official unlike conventions.
Disadvantages: some people believe eu law is becoming more important.
Important?- influences how society is governed and overrides all other sources
Explanations: unwritten elements that are developed by custom and use.
Examples: The queen asks the leader of the largest party to form a government, Parliament is consulted prior to uk going to war
Advantages: traditional values, keeps the government running.
Disadvantages; change can break the constitution as its unwritten and cannot be preserved or stopped.
Importance: as important as a written constitution but can be overridden.
Treaties and Eu Law
Explanation:agreements between people/ nations.
Examples: treaty of eu act 1993, eu communites act 1972
Advantages; Developed over time to benefit people
Disadvatnages: some people believe uk law is being overpowered by eu law and that we have no say in it. parlaiment is not soverign
Importance: human rights act protect people such as workers.
Explanation: a series of textbooks detailing how we should be governed.
examples: A.V dicey and ................................................
Advantages; books have been edited to be flexible in the modern world. we lack a codified constitution so the advice is good as its written.
Disadvantages: some books are old and outdated. Not legally binding.