The argument surrounding codification of conventions is similar to the arguments for a written constitution. However, the case for codification involves two distinct positions. The first asserts that conventions should both be codified and given legal force; the second asserts that conventions could be codified in an authoritative text but without legal force. Even under this version, however, which has been adopted in Australia in relation to 34 constitutional practices, it is likely that the courts may cite those conventions which the process codified (Sampford, 1987).
|Title of host publication||General principles of constitutional and administrative law|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jun 2002|
|Name||Palgrave Macmillan law masters|