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Nature & Rule of Law

Unit 1

TermDefinition
The 4 sources of law Judicial precedents, statutes, common law, European Union
The rule of law Democracy, should be applied equally and all people are subject to and accountable to the law, must be fairly applied and enforced.
Key Principles No sanctions. equality, fairness
Procedural law How the cases are dealt with before and after the trial
Substantive law How the cases are dealt with during the trial process
Civil law Dispute between 2 parties
Criminal law Wrong punished by the state
Standard of proof for civil law On the balance of probabilities (51% sure)
Standard of proof for criminal law Beyond reasonable doubt (100% sure)
Created by: isobelkirtley