Codification of conventions

Barry Hough

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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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeneral principles of constitutional and administrative law
EditorsJ. Alder
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0333971647
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2002

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan law masters
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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