Branches of public law

Explain three branches of public law

Branches of public law

  • Criminal Law; this is the law of crimes. A crime is an act or mission committed or omitted in violation of public law e.g. murder, treason, theft, etc. All crimes are created by parliament through statutes a person who is alleged to have committed a crime is referred to as a suspect.
  • Constitutional Law; this is a body of the basic rules and principles by which a society has resolved to govern itself or regulate its affairs. It contains the agreed contents of the political system. It sets out the basic structure of government.
  • Administrative Law; Administrative Law can be defined as the law relating to public administration. It is the law relating to the performance, management and execution of public affairs and duties. Administrative law is concerned with the way in which the Government carries out its functions.



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