What is Law?


Law is the set of rules that govern society. It is a complex concept, and can be difficult to understand.

It is also a highly dynamic concept, which constantly changes with the times. This is because it is a tool of social engineering, where conflicting pulls of political philosophy, economic interests, and ethical values constantly struggle.

In general, law is a collection of rules that are recognized as binding by a community and enforced by a controlling authority. This can be done through legislation, judicial precedent or custom.

Religions also have their own precepts and laws. For example, Judaism has the Jewish Halakha and Islam has Islamic Sharia.

Some forms of religion, such as Christianity, have canons that are unalterable, so they can never be repealed or changed by a government. However, these canons are often interpreted through rules of interpretation known as Qiyas (reasoning by analogy), Ijma (consensus) and precedent.

There are many forms of law, ranging from international law to criminal law and family law. There are also specialized fields of law, such as immigration law and nationality law.

When interpreting statutes, courts typically follow one of two approaches: * Protocol: Statute Intent and Precedent. The first approach is to interpret the statute in a fashion that best furthers the intent of the legislature. This is usually based on the legislative history of the statute, which includes what committees that drafted the statute said in their reports and what arguments were made by the supporters in the legislature about how the statute should be interpreted.

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