illegality


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illegality

noun corruptness, criminality, illegitimacy, impropriety, infraction, infringement, lawlessness, misdeed, transgression, unauthorization, unfitness, unlawfulness, violation of the law
Associated concepts: ultra vires
Foreign phrases: Pacta quae contra leges constituuionesque vel contra bonos mores fiunt nullam vim habere, indubitati juris est.It is unquestionably the law that contracts which are made contrary to the laws oragainst good morals, have no force in law.
See also: burglary, corruption, crime, criminality, felony, infringement, injustice, irregularity, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, offense, prohibition, transgression, violation, wrong
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Given the symbiotic and historic relationship between secrecy and illegality, this Article argues that concerns about government illegality ought to play a greater role in the law regulating state secrecy.
The PNC recalled the ninth anniversary of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2004, which confirmed the illegality of the barrier and settlements in all the Palestinian land occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem.
In Informality and Illegality authors Jorge Giraldo Ramirez and Carlos Munoz Mora, both professors in Antioquia, Colombia, analyze how the gold and timber sectors have become a source of financing for armed groups.
De Genova offers a most careful account reconstructing how the legal production of illegality as a category and as a crime has occurred and has become attached, much as low-paid industrial work is, to the population of Mexican Chicago.
A nonviolent approach -- what I call ``lawful Islamism'' -- that pursues Islamification through educational, political and religious means, without recourse to illegality or terrorism.
He doesn't hurt anyone, he pays for the damage, and his illegality is forgiven.
For section 165(c)(2) to be applicable, there must be scienter, that is, requisite knowledge of the wrongness or illegality of an act.
The court stressed the illegality of heroin, even citing the Pennsylvania statute setting forth the criminal penalties for its possession.
A more criminalized culture of illegality might enhance the potential benefit of clime through tacit or overt encouragement of crime and might reduce the potential cost of crime by relieving some of the stigma (social cost) associated with it.
The authors of this manual were aware of the illegality of these methods.
There's nothing wrong with that - apart from the illegality - it can only enhance one's experience.
We instruct both groups about the illegality of abuse, but we train the home care staff to be particularly watchful," says Reingold.