Understanding Laws And Governance.
Living in an environment without rules is very dangerous for human existence. This is because of the selfish nature of man as one person would want to acquire all that they can reach for without caring for what others will feel and left with. This would prove so hard for some individuals to survive. In order for everyone to coexist and survive in our society, there needs to be rules that will dictate how people will live.
For a very long time, according to some scholars, this was the case of man’s existence. People always thought of how they could survive and this meant even going to an extent of destroying others. With their knowledge, some figures in society decided to end the injustice. These people came up with laws they thought were good for the people. A decision was reached at that could make people obey a body that would in return guarantee their security. Many people were for this idea and that is how these scholars believe laws came into existence.
Laws are positive legal rules that bind people to behave in a particular way. For a law to be followed, it need to be attached to a certain figure that will implement it. The law directs people on how they should live alone and with others. Laws also act as some guide of behavior. Law basically keep people from doing what is wrong. Breaking the law means that sanctions are introduced to the individual who breaks it.
Government is what people relate to laws. No one sector in society can be free from having governing rules and regulations.
Law has branches and here are some of the main branches.;
The relationship between the people and the government is defined by a set of laws known as public laws.
People are governed by a set of laws known as private laws.
Negative sanctions are administered and dictated by a set of laws known as criminal laws.
Substantive law is the branch of law that defines what is wrong and how to handle a situation and what can be done to avoid the wrong.
Even countries all over the world are governed by a set of rules. This has led to the establishment of an international body like the International Criminal Court that punishes offenders the world over.
The judicial system is the legal body that is tasked with translating and interpreting laws.