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01Jun/22

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Iran has also witnessed a reiteration of Islamic Law News into its legal system after 1979. During the last few decades, one of the fundamental features of the movement of Islamic resurgence has been the call to restore the Sharia, which has generated a vast amount of literature and affected world politics. In common law legal systems, decisions by courts are explicitly acknowledged as “law” on equal footing with statutes adopted through the legislative process and with regulations issued by the executive branch.

  • John Austin’s utilitarian answer was that law is “commands, backed by threat of sanctions, from a sovereign, to whom people have a habit of obedience”.
  • The head of state is apart from the executive, and symbolically enacts laws and acts as representative of the nation.
  • First, the accused must commit an act which is deemed by society to be criminal, or actus reus .

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