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English Private Law$
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Andrew Burrows

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661770

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661770.001.0001

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SOURCES OF LAW

SOURCES OF LAW

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 SOURCES OF LAW
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English Private Law
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John Bell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661770.003.0001

This chapter discusses the sources of law, i.e., the sources of legal justifications. It first outlines the hierarchy of English legal norms: European Union law, the European Convention on Human Rights, the Constitution, the common law (what other legal systems might call ‘general principles of law’), statutes, precedents, and customs. It then covers statutes and their interpretation; precedent; and influential sources of law.

Keywords:   hierarchy of norms, statues, precedent, English law

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