body of principles

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I should really say that there is a third but this can come from the second body who are imbued with the democratic commitment so we have a constitution that can be read as a body of principles in a piece of paper understandable to all.
Considering the law as a body of principles by which to judge right action, the mundane and unquestionably secular evolution of Western law is entirely consistent with Weber's thesis of a Protestant ethos for virtuous laymen--citizens of this new secular moral world, who are guided by wise self-interest in the management of the commonweal.
Some example entries are the body of principles for the protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment, Convention of the Rights of the Child, exhaustion of remedies, just compensation, public emergency, Working Group on Indigenous Populations, and the World Trade Organization.
This is supported by Principle 19 of the Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment, which states that "[a] detained or imprisoned person shall have the right to be visited by and to correspond with, in particular, members of his family and shall be given adequate opportunity to communicate with the outside world.
United Nations Body of Principles for the Protection of all Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment (12) (arguably evidence of customary international law); (13) and
explains the preeminent place of abortion in the body of principles known as "Catholic Social Teaching.
Catholic Social Thought is comprised of a body of principles that present a vision of a just society and that, at least in general terms, offer an approach to achieving that just society.
Catholic social teaching is developed through faith (inspired by Biblical revelation and Church tradition) and reason, as it contemplates natural law, the body of principles that arise from our unchanging human nature.
In particular the members want to determine to what extent and in what form this body of principles could serve as the "software" for the future Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for dialogue between cultures.
A more basic issue is the body of accounting principles followed in the United States known as GAAP, which some people say should be replaced by a more conceptual body of principles, similar to the existing International Accounting Standards (IAS).
Body of Principles for the Protection of all Persons under any Form of Detention or Imprisonment states, "A detained or imprisoned person or his counsel shall have the right to make a request or complaint regarding his treatment, in particular, in case of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, to the authorities responsible for the administration of the place of detention and to higher authorities and, when necessary, to appropriate authorities vested with reviewing or remedial power.
The international safeguards governing the treatment of all detainees facing criminal charges include those of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the US is a party since 1992, and the UN Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment.