The UK Constitution


The British Constitution (Statutes)

The constitution of the United Kingdom is the sum of laws and principles that make up the body politic of the United Kingdom. It concerns both the relationship between the individual and the state, and the functioning of the legislature, the executive and judiciary. Unlike many other nations, the UK has no single constitutional document.

In 2004, a Joint Committee of the House of Commons and the House of Lords discussed that "the fundamental parts of constitutional law could be taken to include the following statutes - 

  • Magna Carta 1215 — clauses 1, 9, and 29, as enumerated in 1297, remain in statute.
  • Bill of Rights 1689 — asserts certain rights of Parliament, the individual and limits the powers of


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