Law

Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. Laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or by judges through binding precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

A general distinction can be made between (a) civil law jurisdictions (including Catholic canon law and socialist law), in which the legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, and (b) common law systems, where judge-made precedent is accepted as binding law. Historically, religious laws played a significant role even in settling of secular matters, which is still the case in some religious communities, particularly Jewish, and some countries, particularly Islamic. Islamic Sharia law is the world's most widely used religious law.

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It's Not Just Netanyahu, the ICC Wants to Prosecute U.S. Lawmakers Too

Daily Alert 26 May 2024
(Washington Post) Marc A ... citizens or allies ... To address this danger, Helms introduced the American Servicemembers' Protection Act, a law designed to punish the court for any efforts to prosecute U.S. citizens or allies. The Senate approved the measure by 75-19 and it was signed into law in 2002 ... citizens and allies from ICC prosecution .......
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Kuwait intercepts massive hashish shipment worth quarter-million dinars

Arab Times 26 May 2024
Kuwaiti citizen arrested with 100 Kg of hashish ... A Kuwaiti citizen has been arrested in connection with the smuggling operation ... The Ministry of Interior also urges the public to cooperate with law enforcement by reporting suspicious activities. Citizens can contact the ......
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The last family meeting: Ramaphosa to address nation on Sunday evening

Independent online (SA) 26 May 2024
Citizens can expect more detail on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to halt its offensive in the southern Gaza City of Rafah, the national bills that he has signed into law this month as well as the update on the elections....
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Legislature just affirmed its reach into S.C. citizens' lives

Greenville News 26 May 2024
What did pass and are now law, or expected to become law, are ... First, the open carry law passed earlier has now been replaced by the permit-less carry law, under which any citizen ages 18 or older without a criminal record can carry a loaded handgun, either openly or concealed....
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The Dangerous Fantasy of "International Law"

Daily Alert 26 May 2024
Only the law-governed states will be affected by this ... Over the longer term, the solution lies in formulating policies that roll back the bloated infrastructure of "international law" that allows anti-Western forces to interfere with Western policy and persecute Western citizens....
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With Prabir Purkayastha’s case, the need for police accountability underlined

Indian Express 26 May 2024
Detention of a citizen is among the most serious acts undertaken by the State ... Multiple Law Commissions, Police Commissions and judgments have emphasised the need to maintain a balance between individual liberty and societal order while exercising the power of arrest ... India has been legislating “special” criminal laws....
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Beijing accuses UK of making false allegations against Chinese citizens

The Observer 26 May 2024
China’s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong said in a statement on its website on Saturday that it strongly condemned Britain for what it said were false accusations against Chinese citizens, infringing their lawful rights ... of Chinese citizens in the United Kingdom”, it said....
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Sindh IGP orders blocking mobile SIM cards of POs

The News International 26 May 2024
Sindh police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon on Saturday presided over a meeting at the Central Police Office Karachi and gave necessary instructions to address the current law and order situation in the city ... The Karachi Range DIGs and DIG CIA gave briefings on the prevailing law and order situation and police action against crime....
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PHC declares illegal media interview of suspects in custody

Dawn 26 May 2024
Freedom of speech, press and expression is the fundamental right of every citizen as provided by Article 19 of the Constitution, but that right is also subject to reasonable restriction imposed by the law and that the integrity, decency and moral rights of an accused should not be violated,” he said....
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Stakeholders’ concerns on defamation bill to be addressed: Punjab governor

Dawn 26 May 2024
TAXILA. Punjab Governor Sardar Saleem Haider has said concerns of all stakeholders about the defamation bill will be addressed ... If this law conflicts with human rights, freedom of the press and the Constitution, then amendments could be made at any stage,” he added ... He said it was important to look at the law in terms of the honour of citizens ... ....
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General Assembly left unfinished business on crime, budget; lessons to be learned from college protests ...

Baltimore Sun 26 May 2024
Instead, Annapolis’ liberal establishment remains focused on going after law-abiding citizens and their 2nd Amendment rights ... Although there was some modest steps on crime overall, the General Assembly must go much further to put bad guys behind bars and give our prosecutors and law enforcement the tools they need....
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The official press announces the import of cars to Cuba: And the blockade?

The Cleveland American 26 May 2024
the gate Cubadipati It is noteworthy that “the import of cars in Cuba witnessed significant growth during the year 2023, driven by the approval of Law No. 83 issued by the Council of Ministers, which is legislation that opened the doors for Cuban citizens to import new or used cars.” ... ... ....
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The rightwing plan to take over ‘sanctuary’ cities – and rebuild them Maga-style

The Observer 26 May 2024
The service’s police force, the Uniformed Division, doesn’t have the ability to enforce laws outside the White House and its immediate surrounding area, the project says ... “The result would be to allow UD officers to gain more law enforcement experience – an attractive credential that would improve morale.”....

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