10 Facts About British constitution


Fourth, the British constitution is bound to international law, as Parliament has chosen to increase its practical power in cooperation with other countries in international organisations, such as the International Labour Organization, the United Nations, the European Convention on Human Rights, the World Trade Organization, and the International Criminal Court.

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At its core, the rule of law, in English and British constitution law, has traditionally been the principle of "legality".

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Independence of the judiciary is one of the cornerstones of the British constitution, and means in practice that judges cannot be dismissed from office.

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Gender and ethnic diversity is lacking in the British constitution judiciary compared to other developed countries, and potentially compromises the expertise and administration of justice.

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Codification of human rights is recent, but before the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights, British constitution law had one of the world's longest human rights traditions.

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British constitution was persuaded by those summoned, that the laws of the Britons, English and Picts should remain in force 'because it was hard to adopt laws and to judge according to those that they did not know'.

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The British constitution aristocracy reacted with repression on free speech and association to forestall any similar movement.

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However the British constitution Empire began to crumble as decolonization occurred in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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Proponents of a codified British constitution argue it would strengthen the legal protection of democracy and freedom.

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Opponents of a codified British constitution argue that the country is not based on a founding document that tells its citizens who they are and what they can do.

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