Sunday, August 10, 2014

Legal Systems of the WorldS

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Every once in a while the question has come up in the book club to which I belong about what legal system is i;nstitutionalized in a country, I am sharing this.

Civil Law: "a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of late Roman law, and whose most prevalent feature is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law."
Common Law: "law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals, as opposed to statutes adopted through the legislative process or regulations issued by the executive branch."
Customary Law: "the established pattern of behavior that can be objectively verified within a particular social setting."
Religious Law: "ethical and moral codes taught by religious traditions. Examples include Christian canon law, Islamic sharia, Jewish halakha and Hindu law."

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