• LAW is a set of rules of conduct, established by government, for all members of society to obey and follow.

The Function of Law

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  • 1. Regulates conduct- acts as a deterrent i.e. if you do “x” you face punishment “y”.
  • 2. Avoids or Settles disputes – Contract law sets out rules for making & enforcing agreements.
  • 3.  Set out rights and obligations- for example the Charter of Rights limits the government’s authority over citizens.
  • 4.  Provides remedies- if your rights have been violated under the law, the law provides a system of recourse.
  • 5. Maintains Order & provides protection- prohibits certain acts & provides for an authority-(police) to protect us.
  • 6. Sets up the structure of government- The Constitution Act assigns power & duties to the various levels of government.
  • 7. Directs how to make laws- The Parliament.

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Emmanuel
Emmanuel
8 months ago

Short definition for future study

Emmanuel K.
Emmanuel K.
1 year ago

Nice material for understanding

Garmondeh M. Yebleh
Garmondeh M. Yebleh
3 years ago

Are there any differences between the function of law and the purpose of law

Sheharyar
Sheharyar
Reply to  Garmondeh M. Yebleh
2 years ago

It’s very Good Question .

LLOYD .F. NDURU
LLOYD .F. NDURU
Reply to  Garmondeh M. Yebleh
1 year ago

function of law points to the network and alloted duties of the law in an socety ,now the purpose of law is to influence the conduct of actors in any socitey.

madu Mirabel
madu Mirabel
3 years ago

law guide human behavior within the society

Herbert Mabonga
Herbert Mabonga
3 years ago

It is absolutely responding to the developments nationally and internationally.The law being dynamic. However, there is need to reform through further research.