A binding rule or body of rules prescribed by the government of a sovereign state that holds force throughout the regions and territories within the government's dominion. (Source: GEMET/RHW). In the context of international law a State party to an international treaty must ensure that its own domestic law and practice are consistent with what is required by the treaty. (Source: drafted)

Broader: Concepts
Narrower: law reform
Alternative labels:
basic legal obligation
domestic law
legal framework
national legislation
regulatory framework
subnational legislation