Application of Law

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Application of Law

 

activity of state bodies or officials by which, in legal acts promulgated on the basis of and in execution of statutes, edicts, and other normative acts, these bodies or officials establish, amend, and abolish rights and duties of state bodies, public organizations, officials, and individual citizens or resolve questions of applying sanctions for violation of legal norms. The process of applying the law includes establishing the factual circumstances of the case with objective reliability, selecting the legal norm to be applied in the given instance, interpreting the meaning of the legal norm selected, and issuing an instrument on the application of the legal norm addressed to the person or organization in question. In the USSR, application of the law is a legal form by which state bodies carry out their functions of managing political and administrative affairs (for example, acts on the appointment or removal of officials), managing the economy (for example, acts establishing plan assignments), and administering justice (for example, the decisions and verdicts of courts).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Let not judges also be ignorant of their own right, as to think there is not left to them, as a principal part of their office, a wise use and application of laws. For they may remember, what the apostle saith of a greater law than theirs; Nos scimus quia lex bona est, modo quis ea utatur legitime.
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ISLAMABAD -- The Inspector General of National Highways & Motorway (NH&MP) Police Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has stressed on equal application of law, strict action against vehicles and drivers violating law on highways, motorways.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) have been successful in establishing a disciplined traffic system in the Capital owing cooperation of road users and success of this force is due to community policing and equal application of law.
He said that equal application of law be ensured at all costs irrespective of ones rank or status.
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Bou Saab relayed Mufti Derian's permanent keenness on the need of the application of law and justice on everyone.

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