Private individuals may create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that adopt alternative ways of resolving disputes to standard court litigation. The creation 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.
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- In the EU, sovereign nations have gathered their authority in a system of courts and the European Parliament.
- Most countries have systems of appeal courts, with an apex court as the ultimate judicial authority.
- The sources that jurisdictions adopt as authoritatively binding are the defining features of any legal system.
Glanville Williams said that the meaning of the word “law” depends on the context in which that word is …