Natural law theory and positivism are two approaches to thinking that differ in the basic legal principles and rules on the treatment of law. Principles and rules influence English jurisprudence and the administration of justice through the attitudes, perspectives, approaches, decisions and pronouncements of judges and jurists. Natural law theory and positivism dominate respective areas of English jurisprudence and adjudication process, but these approaches may also simultaneously exert influence to raise issues and cause developments in other areas.
Influence of Natural Law Theory
Natural law is “the order of the dynamic tendencies that are proper to man as a rational being”. The rule of ...