The royal prerogative

The royal prerogative Dictionary definition of 'prerogative': power, privilege or immunity restricted to a sovereign or government. The royal prerogative is a collection of powers which are wide-ranging in scope and which in terms of strict law belong to the ...Read More

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The EU and the EC

The EU and the EC: historical introduction and institutions Introduction The EC The EC is the result of years of evolution of the original three European Communities (EEC), established by the Treaty of Rome 1957, which have since been merged ...Read More

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THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT

THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT a)Central Government i)The Crown ii)The Privy Council iii) The office of prime minister b)The Cabinet and ministerial responsibility c)The civil service d) Local Government e)Regional Government THE CROWN Walter Bagehot's often-quoted phrase: It is commonly hidden ...Read More

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State security

State security Introduction Without a state which is secure from attack from internal or external forces, no citizen can enjoy rights and freedoms. The nature of threats to state - or national - security vary over time. In former centuries ...Read More

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BRITISH LAW­

The main sources are: 1. Acts of Parliament, 2. Common law, 3. European Community law, 4. ECHR, 5. Royal Prerogatives, 6. Conventions, 7. Constitutional Writings. 1. EUROPEAN LAW­ To provide for a common market for the free movement of goods, ...Read More

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EUROPEAN LAW­

The main sources are: 1. Acts of Parliament, 2. common law, 3. European Community law, 4. ECHR, 5. Royal prerogatives, 6. Conventions, 7. constitutional writings. 1. EUROPEAN LAW­ To provide for a common market for the free movement of goods, ...Read More

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EC and domestic law

Sources of EC law and the interaction between EC and domestic law Introduction The sources of Community law are both< 1.        Primary (the EC Treaty in its many versions) and 2.        Secondary (Regulations, Decisions, Directives and ECJ rulings). Of these, ...Read More

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The separation of powers

The separation of powers Introduction separation of powers, together with the rule of law and parliamentary sovereignty, runs like a thread throughout the constitution of the United Kingdom (Barnett, p. 105). The separation of powers is a constitutional principle designed ...Read More

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Separation of powers

Separation of powers THE PURE VERSION The French writer, Montesquieu wrote in his book, The spirit  of Laws, that, "all would be lost if the same man or the same ruling body, were to exercise these three powers, that of ...Read More

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