Law is a set of rules that are created and are enforceable by social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior, with its precise definition a matter of longstanding debate. It has been variously described as a science and as the art of justice. State-enforced laws can be made by a group legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes; by the executive through decrees and regulations; or established by judges through precedent, usually in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals may create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that adopt alternative ways of resolving disputes to standard court litigation. The creation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

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Second Level Subjects

Tribunals, Courts
Law Enforcement

Organizations relating to Law

International Organization of Legal Metrology / Paris, France / Est. 1955
International Bar Association / London, UK / Est. 1947
World Customs Organization / Est. 1950
World Trade Organization / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1995
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law / Rome, Italy / Est. 1926
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law / Vancouver BC, Canada / Est. 1987
International Academy of Legal Medicine / Padua, Italy / Est. 1938
Licensing Executives Society International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1973
International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists / Tel Aviv, Israel
International Association of Constitutional Law / Kristiansand, Norway / Est. 1981
International Association of Sports Law / Athens, Greece / Est. 1992
Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization / Delhi, India / Est. 1956
International Masters of Gaming Law / Las Vegas NV, USA
World Tort Law Society / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2012
International Committee on Regulatory Authority Research and Development / Est. 1994
International Dispute Resolution Institute / Abuja, Nigeria
World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
Academy of European Private Lawyers / Milan, Italy / Est. 1992
Latin American and Iberian Law and Economics Association / Santiago, Chile / Est. 1994
International Federation for European Law / Est. 1961
ASEAN Law Association / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 1979
International Federation for Peace and Conciliation / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1992
Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Est. 1993
Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado / Caracas, Venezuela / Est. 2007
International Association for Procedural Law / Paris, France / Est. 1950
Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1997
Mobile Mediterranean University of Mastology / Ioannina, Greece / Est. 1992
African Jurists' Association / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 1979
Association des hautes juridictions de cassation des pays ayant en partage l'usage du Français / Paris, France / Est. 2001
Latin American Institute for the Ombudsman / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1984
Council of Legal Education / Georgetown, Guyana / Est. 1971
Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia / Pathum Thani, Thailand / Est. 2001
Society for Medieval Canon Law / Keele, UK / Est. 1988
International Federation of Computer Law Associations / London, UK / Est. 1986
Australasian Law Academics Association / Acton ACT, Australia / Est. 1946
International Association of Practising Lawyers / Zug, Switzerland / Est. 1982
Ibero-American Association of Roman Law / Oviedo, Spain / Est. 1994
European Association of Psychology and Law / Est. 1992
Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1969
African Union / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 2001
Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 2004
International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1987
African Association of International Law / Arusha, Tanzania UR / Est. 1986
Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones de Derecho e Informatica / Est. 1984
European Association of Law and Economics / Bologna, Italy / Est. 1984
Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Aeronautico y del Espacio y de la Aviación Comercial / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1964
Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law / Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands / Est. 1974
East Africa Law Society / Arusha, Tanzania UR / Est. 1995
Entente Council / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Est. 1959
Andean Commission of Jurists / Lima, Peru / Est. 1980

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