5.3 Subsidiarity in the Law

Subsidiarity in the law is contentious because it includes issues of national sovereignty in relation to international institutions 

5.3.1  Organisational Rules

organisational rules are subordinate to national law

5.3.2  The Subsidiarity Within National Law

federal law, regional variations, State law, delegated powers

5.3.3  Enactment of Religious Law

it might be the only law, or it might coexist with national law

5.3.4  Legal Issues which Cross National Boundaries

extradition, multinational contracts, compensation

5.3.5  Multinational Law, for Groupings such as the EU

agreed laws for countries to collaborate; EU law is the prime example

5.3.6  International Law: Global

UN institutions administer international law; it has weaknesses

5.3.7  National Compliance with International Law

countries can be compatible with international law by aligning with it

The next segment explores the issues raised by the law’s need to adapt to changing circumstances and people’s different moral values.



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