The biggest part of a Supreme Court’s activity is oriented to interpreting statutes and
regulations generated by the state.
In the common law countries we have a small ammount of time to solve the great disputes of
The modern statutory law has a negative effect for the common law.
In time, together with the separation of some former states from the United Kingdom,
constitutional changes enforced in these countries determined a gradual separation from the UK’s
Begining with the introduction of the Statute of Westminster in 1931, Australia, Canada, New
Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and South Africa acquired legislative powers equal to Britain.
This gave the possibility to these countries to make and enforce their own laws.
This has determined the creation of hybrid systems.
These judicial institutions do not follow the model of the UK system..
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