Interpretation of Statutes

Rules of Interpretation

There are certain general principles of interpretation which have been applied by Courts from time to time. Primary Rules of Interpretation are discussed hereunder. Rule of Literal Interpretation I…

EXTERNAL AIDS TO CONSTRUCTION

Introduction When internal aids are not adequate, court has to take recourse to External aids. External Aids may be parliamentary material, historical background, reports of a committee or a commis…

RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

Introduction The interpretation of laws is confined to courts of law. In course of time, courts have evolved a large and elaborate body of rules to guide them in construing or interpreting laws. Mo…

OPERATION OF STATUTES

Introduction Statutes are either prospective or both prospective and retrospective from the point of its applicability i.e. the period of legal effect of statutes. All statutes in general have only…

DELEGATED LEGISLATION

What is delegated legislation? Delegated legislation has been defined by: Salmond as “that which proceeds from any authority other than the sovereign power and is therefore dependent for its …