Statements on marriage
Age - both partners must be over 16
Faithful - A married person shoud not have a sexual relationship with someone else.
Sex - A couple should not have sex before they are married
Support - When people are married they should behave reasonably towards each other and give each other support
Woman and men - Partners should be of the opposite sex (traditional marriage)
provides a way of settlign disputes between individuals or groups of people.
For instance, when you buy something that fails to work, or doesn't do what it is claimed to, it is the civil law that you get your money back.
It settles disagreements between people.
Covers behavious that the state has decided is wrong and must be prevented, such as assault or theft.
The actions become crimes.
Usually dealt with by the police, or some other authority.
The text of a proposed new law, which must be approved by Parliament before becoming a Act of Parliament.
The main law-making body of the United Kingdom, consists of the House of Lords, House of Commons and teh Crown.
European Court of Human Rights
A court that decides on cases in which it is claimed there has been a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Situated in Strasbourg
House of Commons
The selection of Parlaiment made up of elected MP's
House of Lords
The section of Parliament that consists maily of people who have been specially appointed as peer. Some people who are judges, senior bishops and who have inheroted a title are also memebers.
The European Convemtion on Human Rights
Right to life - everyone has the right to have their life protected by law. Only when absolutley neccessary is taking a life acceptable.
Right to Liberty and Security - Everyone has the right not to be deatined and deprived of their liberty, unless it is within the law and the correct l;egal procedures are followed.
Right to Fair Trial - No one should be found guilty of an offence that was not a crime at the time it took place.
Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion - Everyone is free to hold whatever views and beliefs they wish
Freedom of Expression - Everyone has the right to express their opinion
Right to Education Protection of Property
Right to Free Elections Right to have respect for private and family life
A sum of money to make up for loss or damage a person suffers
Items or possesions
Work that is done for apyment, such as hairdressing, plumbing or repairs to a car.