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Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior.[2] 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.

Items in the Law Collection

The University of Ottawa Press acknowledges with gratitude the support extended to
its publishing list by Heritage Canada through the Canada Book Fund, by the Canada
Council for the Arts, by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences…

I acknowledge, with gratitude, the support provided by the university of adelaide. I
particularly acknowledge the support and guidance provided by emeritus Fellow Ian leaderelliott and Professor ngaire naffine of the law School, the university of…

It goes without saying that a volume such as this would not have been possible
without the contributions and assistance of many people. The book had its genesis
in the ‘Cultural and Religious Freedom under a bill of rights’ Conference held…

Paul Babieis Associate Professor and Reader, Associate Dean of Law (Research),
Adelaide Law School, and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of the Professions, at
the University of Adelaide. He holds a BA in sociology and political science from…

dward Snowden burst into the public consciousness in June 2013
with a series of astonishing revelations about US surveillance
activities. The Snowden leaks, which have continued for more than
eighteen months, have confirmed that fears of…

The Leiden University Press series on Law, Governance, and
Development brings together an interdisciplinary body of work about
the formation and functioning of legal systems in developing
countries, and about interventions to strengthen them. The…

a comparative overview of the
legal systems of twelve muslim
countries in past and present

Over a short period of time, the strengthening of law and governance
has become a major focus for international development organisations,
as well as for governments and organisations at the national level.
These are now devoting a substantial…

how to legalise land rights
for rural development

local practices, state responses and tenure
security in africa, asia and latin america