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Statute Law

Law made by Parliament Statute law over rules common law if the two clash,

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Case Law

Law that is based on judges' decisions in previous similar cases.

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Common Law

Law made outside Parliament. It has developed over centuries and can be based on custom.

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Bylaws

Laws made by local authorities that apply to their areas. They do this with the permission of Parliament.

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Rules and regulations

Made by organisations such as the railways, bus companies, school.

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International law

The UK is subject to many international agreements and treaties

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European Law

Mainly law arising from the European Union. Britain plays a part in making these laws.

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Regulations

Binding on all the member states (They have to be followed)

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Directives

Binding on all the member states, but the states can decide how they bring them in.

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Decisions

Binding just on the states or organisations they refer to.

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Recommendations and opinions

should be followed but are not binding.