Terms in this set (8)

  • Parliamentary Supremacy
    parliament is supreme (can pass any laws it wants)
  • rule of law
    No one is above the law equality before the law
  • separation of powers
    Constitutional division of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, with the legislative branch making law, the executive applying and enforcing the law, and the judiciary interpreting the law
  • executive checking legislature
    exeutive sets legislative agenda executive adminsters the law (can soften the blow) executive advises the legislature on the NZBORA
  • legislature checking executive
    legislature scrutinises executive during question time legislatures regulation review committee monitors regulations passed through the executive council ombudsman investigates public complaints against the executive
  • legislature checking judiciary
    legislature can override common law legislature can sack judges for serious misconduct
  • judiciary checking executive
    judicial review to check executives actions judiciary can determine the legality of the executives actions
  • judiciary checking legislature
    judges can interpret statues judges are independent from the legislature judges can suggest legal reforms