The role of a constitution

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They establish the distribution of power within a political system.
In the USA they use a federal system where powers are divided through central and regional institutions.
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They establish the relationships between political institutions and individuals.
The right to a fair trail.
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They define and establish the limits of government power.
In the UK parliament has no limits on power, as it is sovereign, meaning Parliament can do what it likes.
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They specify the rights of individual citizens and how they are to be protected.
The European Convention of Human Rights.
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They define the nature of citizenship and how individuals may obtain citizenship.
Prisoner voting.
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They establish the territory, which comes under the jurisdiction of the government.
Devolution.
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They establish and describe the arrangements for amending the constitution.
The Healthcare Bill to make sure the NHS does not become too privatised.
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They establish the relationships between political institutions and individuals.

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The right to a fair trail.

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They define and establish the limits of government power.

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They specify the rights of individual citizens and how they are to be protected.

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They define the nature of citizenship and how individuals may obtain citizenship.

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