Inadequate laws

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Insufficient law
Ineffective regulations
Regulatory loopholes
Ineffective agreements
Ineffective legislation

Normal social legislation, particularly that without any time limits, although often based on inadequate and suspect knowledge, manages to persist regardless of its success or failure. This is partly because, once instituted, it gathers to itself many forms of vested interest opposed to its reversal, but also because it places the burden of proof of ineffectiveness on its opponents - usually under conditions which makes it virtually impossible to do so.

Related Problems:
Unjust laws
Capital punishment
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST