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Week 1: Law making in Scotland

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Figure 1 outlines the sources of law in Scotland. The figure is set out with one central circle with smaller circles leading from it. The central circle contains the words ‘Sources of Law in Scotland’. The smaller circles which have unbroken lines linking them to the main central circle all represent domestic sources of law. These include, historical sources (previous parliaments the institutional writers), the Scottish Parliament (primary and delegated legislation), the UK Parliament (primary and secondary legislation) and common law. The line with breaks in it goes to sources from outside the UK and to which the UK has incorporated by treaty. These include the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and EU. Figure 1 outline the sources of law and provides a visual summary of those sources.