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Although the resolution has no legal force, it puts serious pressure on the European Commission and EU governments to adopt legally-binding measures.
But Kirklees Council's Cabinet declined to fund a sign, as it would have no legal force.
Even then it has no legal force, but a European Parliament resolution would put serious political and moral pressure on the European Commission and EU governments to adopt legally binding measures to increase the chances of finding missing children.
Yesterday's call, backed by more than half the 785 members of the European Parliament, has no legal force, but London MEP Claude Moraes said he hoped national authorities would recognise the need to work together.
As to divine law, Aquinas distinguishes the parts of the Mosaic law which possess generic moral force and hence are immutable, with those that have merely legal force and are applicable only to Israel.
The simple fact is that a ticket issued by a volunteer has no legal force.
But ABCs are voluntary and don't carry the same legal force as Asbos, which are enforced by the courts.
The right to use an attorney should be a last resort and only used if the situation calls for legal force.
One last thought: the Second Circuit Court of Appeals found last year that, absent a valid court order, the incursionary actions of the IRS (and thus all administrative agencies) have no legal force and effect: see Schultz v.
The declaration would lack the legal force that a convention has.
In discussing the limitations of critical social theory's application to statutory social work, Healy (2000) argues the need for social workers to "situate their theorizing within the unavoidable obligation faced by statutory workers to use legal force if necessary to ensure minimum standards of well-being for the most vulnerable members" (p.