national law


 

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Definition: 

A binding rule or body of rules prescribed by the government of a sovereign state that holds force throughout the regions and territories within the government's dominion. (Source: GEMET/RHW). In the context of international law a State party to an international treaty must ensure that its own domestic law and practice are consistent with what is required by the treaty. (Source: drafted)

Other relations

  • basic legislation (ECOLEX)
  • framework law (ECOLEX)
  • sub-national agreement (ECOLEX)
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Synonyms
  • legal framework
  • domestic law
  • national legislation
  • subnational legislation

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