Differences between a codified and uncodified constitution

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A codified constitution is written in a single source and is entrenched but an uncodified one is not.
The USA constitution written down and is kept at the National Archives Building in Washington.
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Constitutional laws in a codified constitution are superior to other laws but in an uncodified constitution they are not.
The Factortame case, Spanish fishermen went to the European Court of Justice after being told they could not fish in English waters. The UK legislation had to be removed because it was incompatible with EU law.
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In a codified constitution special arrangements exist for changing the laws of the constitution but in an uncodified constitution the arrangements are the same as those for passing other laws.
When the UK Parliament passed the Human Rights Act in 1998, no special procedures were needed.
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Constitutional laws in a codified constitution are entrenched because they are superior and safeguarded; in an uncodified constitution constitutional laws are not entrenched.
The proposal to have a Bill of Rights.
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Constitutional laws in a codified constitution are superior to other laws but in an uncodified constitution they are not.

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The Factortame case, Spanish fishermen went to the European Court of Justice after being told they could not fish in English waters. The UK legislation had to be removed because it was incompatible with EU law.

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In a codified constitution special arrangements exist for changing the laws of the constitution but in an uncodified constitution the arrangements are the same as those for passing other laws.

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Constitutional laws in a codified constitution are entrenched because they are superior and safeguarded; in an uncodified constitution constitutional laws are not entrenched.

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