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- Alternative dispute resolution : Methods of resolving disagreements that are less formal, and often faster, cheaper and more efficient, than using litigation or other court proceedings to solve a problem.
- British Empire : The worldwide domain controlled by Britain from its origins about 1600
- Civil law : A system of law which starts with abstract rules, which judges must then apply to the various cases before them.
- Colonial America : The eastern United States and parts of Canada from the time of European settlement to the time of the American Revolution.
- Edward I : (1272-1307) English king who conquered Wales and attempted to conquer Scotland.
- Extrajudicial detention : The policy and practice of holding prisoners captive without judicial authority to do so, or without a recognized authority under international law, such capture of prisoners of war
- Habeas corpus : In common law, any of several types of writs requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court; esp. one designed to secure a person's release from unlawful detention.
- Law of the United States : The system of law as it has evolved under the United States Constitution through laws enacted by Congress and treaties to which the U.S. is a party.
- Law : Body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by a controlling authority.
- Malta : An island republic (population c. 403,500; capital Valletta) lying in the Mediterranean Sea, midway between Europe and North Africa; of the four main islands of the Maltese Archipelago, Gozo, Malta and Kummuna are inhabited and Filfla is not.
- Quebec : A province in eastern Canada, mostly French speaking and with a population of about 7 million.
- Scotland : A country that forms the northernmost part of the United Kingdom; population about 5,200,000.