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Noun1.legal system - a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
system - a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
bail - the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial); "he is out on bail"
jury system - a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a law suit
patent system - a legal system for protecting the rights of inventors
tax system - a legal system for assessing and collecting taxes
electoral system, voting system - a legal system for making democratic choices
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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This book is intended to introduce American law students to variations in approaches to human rights in several of the more important legal systems of the world, including India, Japan, Europe, and the US.
According to Berman by "world law" is meant the common features of the legal systems of the world, and especially the body of customary law that is gradually being created by the people of the world in their transnational interrelationships.
Article 21 provides that in reaching decisions the Court shall apply "this Statute," as well as "treaties and the principles and rules of international law," "general principles of law derived by the Court from national laws of legal systems of the world," and even "principles and rules of law as interpreted in its previous decisions.