Civil courts and civil processes. Civil liberties and human rights

This unit will count towards the OCR GCSE in Law and involves studying the following areas of the law.

This unit is in two parts. The first part is based on areas of knowledge and understanding of civil courts and processes within the English legal system. Candidates are expected to have an appreciation of the basic structures and systems in the civil justice process, including the courts and the alternatives; and an understanding of the part played by legal professionals (barristers and solicitors) and judges.

The second part is based on areas of knowledge and understanding of basic civil liberties and fundamental human rights, the restrictions imposed on such freedoms and why rights have to be balanced against each other.

Candidates are expected to be able to apply principles to factual situations and also to show a critical awareness. While candidates are encouraged to be aware of the changing nature of law, they are not required to be familiar with innovations coming into effect in the twelve months immediately preceding the examination.

Civil courts and civil processes. Civil liberties and human rights
• Civil courts, types of civil action and the provision of legal services
• Tribunals and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
• The legal professions
• Judges
• Basic freedoms
• Fundamental human rights

 

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