Samenvatting International law and business

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Samenvatting - International law and business

  • 1.1 The organisation of just behaviour

  • Law
    Law organises just behaviour in a society in order to regulate what is just and avoid chaos.
  • What are the 3 basic values of 'just'?
    - Justice
    - Opportunes
    - Legal certainty
  • There are three elements of the word just; which are justice, opportunes and legal certainty
  • Law organises just behaviour by applying two different rules: rules on content (substantive law) and rules to maintain this content (formal law). They are the 'rules of the game' that people are required to obey.
  • By what 2 different rules does law organise just behavior?
    Law organises just behaviour by applying two different rules: rules on content (substantive law) and rules to maintain this content (formal law). They are the 'rules of the game' that people are required to obey.
  • 1.1.1 Substantive and formal law

  • Substantive law
    Substantive law is composed of legal rules that define the content of just behaviour.
  • There will always be people that will challenge the substantive law,  therefore, a legislator will need to adopt different kinds of rules next to the substantive rules: formal rules.
  • Formal law
    Formal is composed of legal rules that maintain substantive law.
  • 1.1.2 Public and private law

  • Substantive and formal law are applied on the two particular relations within the societies: the relation between the government and its citizens, and the relation between citizens.
  • Public law
    Public law is the law that regulates the relation between a government and its citizens.
  • Public substantive law is adopted for the benefit not society in general, and acts when one misbehaves, for the sake of society. 

    In the second place, there are formal rules that regulate the legal procedures that need to be taken into account when a citizen misbehaves. In order to do so, formal procedures needs to be followed, and evidence should be displayed. 
  • Public formal law
    A stat is not unlimitedly competent in punishing a citizen; formal procedures need to be followed and evidence should e of a particular quality before a state may interfere
  • Private law
    Private law is the law that regulates the relation between citizen or those who act as citizens.
  • Public substantive law:
    The state adopts the substantive law for the benefits of society in general, and acts when one misbehaves, for the sake of society
  • Private substantive law is needed to regulate the relation between the quarrelling parties to solve the issues. 

    And also private formal law is needed to maintain the law that are necessary.
  • Private substantive law
    Regulating the relation between individuals to solve certain issues
  • And also private formal law is needed to maintain the law that are necessary.
  • Private formal law
    Legal standards that regulate the proceedings when one individual seeks legal remedies agains the other in court.
  • 1.2 The meaning of just behaviour

  • Just
    Just implies a balance between the values 'justice', 'opportuneness' and 'legal certainty'.
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