External Aids to Interpretation of Statutes: A Critical Appraisal
12 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2010
Date Written: July 27, 2010
Laws enacted by the legislatures are interpreted by the judiciary. Enacted laws, specially the modern Acts and Rules, are drafted by legal experts and it could be expected that the language will leave little room for interpretation or construction. But the experience of all, who have to bear and share the task of application of law, has been different. It is quite often observed that courts are busy unfolding the meaning of ambiguous words and expressions and resolving inconsistencies. The age old process of the application of the enacted laws has led to formulation of certain rules of interpretation or construction.
Keywords: Interpretation of Statutes, Construction, External Aids
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