Procedural Law

Procedural Law encompasses legal rules governing the process for settlement of disputes (criminal and civil). In contrast, SUBSTANTIVE LAW sets out the rights and obligations of members of society. Procedural and substantive law are complementary.

Procedural Law

Procedural Law encompasses legal rules governing the process for settlement of disputes (criminal and civil). In contrast, Substantive Law sets out the rights and obligations of members of society. Procedural and substantive law are complementary. Procedural law brings substantive law to life and enables rights and duties to be enforced and defended. Because procedural law qualifies substantive law it is sometimes referred to as "adjectival" law.


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