body of rules

See: law
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The DIFC Courts have published a revised body of rules governing court procedures, including important changes affecting document production and pro bono litigants.
In effect, in mature organizations "the system" becomes a formalized body of rules and regulations implemented to thwart change and protect the status quo.
Specifically, international law (the body of rules that the UN Security Council was presumably intent on respecting when it passed resolution 1500) contains the 1907 Hague "Convention Respecting The Laws And Customs of War on Land.
Karen De Coster: As a corporate finance person, this massive body of rules and regulations touches every aspect of my job, including that which seems irrelevant to the big picture, and barely stops short of making me keep Excel spreadsheets of my daily toilet paper use at the office and having the CFO sign off on the roll.
Member States also have authority to control media ownership, the granting of broadcasting licences, 'must carry' and media chronology rules, all of which constitute a body of rules without which the media sector cannot operate.
Preservice teachers' views of algebra are typically derived from their experiences in middle school and high school where they developed a conception of algebra as a body of rules and procedures for manipulating symbols.
The regulations will largely rescind the body of rules published by the government in September 1996 and April 1998 under previous versions of the law.
The exchange and settlement of electronic payments in the United States are governed by a central body of rules - the National Automated Clearing House Association operating rules - with which the approximately 20,000 financial institutions in the network must comply, regardless of size.
This is partly a function owing to the IRS's generally viewing LLCs as partnerships for tax purposes and, hence, its opinion that the established body of rules applicable to partnership compliance are largely applicable to LLCs.
Maybe a European regulation of (some aspects of) sale or tort law could be anticipated, but a systematic body of rules on lease of movables, donation or transfer of movables was hardly foreseeable.
Whilst acknowledging that France and Germany perhaps "acted illegally", he believes the Stability Pact must be amended to set a body of rules that are more flexible and more closely reflect prevailing realities, in order to support the Euro and economic growth.
The proposed directive seeks to implement uniformly the principles and provisions contained in the resolutions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) - especially the body of rules for the loading and unloading of bulk carriers known as the Bulk Loading and Unloading Code - the purpose of which is to reduce the excessive constraints of the structure of bulk carriers during loading and unloading operations.