Problem

Vagueness of laws

Other Names:
Vague laws
Vague regulations
Nature:
A law may be considered vague if it fails to define possible offences with sufficient precision so that ordinary people can understand what conduct is prohibited or so as to discourage arbitrary and discriminatory application.
Incidence:
Within some legislations, such vagueness may be prohibited by statute.
Strategies:
Ensuring legible laws
Values:
Vagueness
Subject(s):
Law Law
Law Regulation
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET