Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. Laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or by judges through binding precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

A general distinction can be made between (a) civil law jurisdictions (including Catholic canon law and socialist law), in which the legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, and (b) common law systems, where judge-made precedent is accepted as binding law. Historically, religious laws played a significant role even in settling of secular matters, which is still the case in some religious communities, particularly Jewish, and some countries, particularly Islamic. Islamic Sharia law is the world's most widely used religious law.

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Sharjah’s enchanting Sir Bu Nair Island is a haven for rare creatures

Gulf News 11 Jun 2022
Sharjah ... Sharjah has strict laws in place to protect all living creatures on the island ... Sharjah has strict laws in place to protect all living creatures on the island ... The people of Sharjah have a strong affinity to the island — thanks to their love for the sea and seafaring traditions....

Sharjah Ruler issues decree establishing University of Khorfakkan

Gulf News 08 Jun 2022
According to the decree, University of Khorfakkan will be headed by Ruler of Sharjah, and a law will be issued to organise the University, its faculties, ......

New UAE Labour Law: Top officials explain rights of workers, employers during forum

Gulf News 07 Jun 2022
An employee fired for drinking alcohol while working from home and a manager sacked for telling a staff member he was “not worth one Franc” (currency coin) were among the cases highlighted during a UAE labour law forum in Sharjah on Tuesday ... Developments in Labour Law’ was ......

Sir Bu Nair Island, a Safe Haven for Rare Creatures

Enid News & Eagle 06 Jun 2022
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 6, 2022-- ... Part of Sharjah, Sir Bu Nair is situated around 110 km north off the Emirate’s coast ... Sharjah has strict laws in place to protect all living creatures on the island ... Sharjah Government Media Bureau....