Public Law

Public law is a theory of law governing the relationship between individuals (citizens, companies) and the state. Under this theory, constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law are sub-divisions of public law. This theory is at odds with the concept of constitutional law, which requires all laws to be specifically enabled, and thereby sub-divisions, of a constitution.

Generally speaking, private law is the area of law in a society that affects the relationships between individuals or groups without the intervention of the state or government. In many cases the public/private law distinction is confounded by laws that regulate private relations while having been passed by legislative enactment. In some cases these public statutes are known as laws of public order, as private individuals do not have the right to break them and any attempt to circumvent such laws is void as against public policy.

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Constantijn Kortmann
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Sadok Chaabane - Education
... He enrolled at Tunis Faculty Law (University Campus) in October 1967 and obtained his BA in Public Law in June 1971 as well as the Higher Diploma in Political ... On 15 December 1975, at 25, he received his Doctorat d’Etat in Public Law and Political Science ...

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