Tertiary Legislation

Tertiary legislation, also known as quasi-legislation or subordinate legislation, refers to rules or regulations that are created by bodies other than the primary or secondary legislative bodies. This type of legislation is derived from primary or secondary legislation, but it is not created directly by the legislative body.

Tertiary legislation is created by entities such as government agencies, administrative bodies, or courts, and it is used to implement or interpret primary or secondary legislation. It may provide guidance or regulations for specific areas of law or industry, such as environmental regulations, health and safety standards, or employment rules.

Tertiary legislation is typically more specific than secondary legislation, and it may be used to fill in gaps or provide more detailed guidance on how to apply primary or secondary legislation to specific situations. It is often subject to less scrutiny than primary or secondary legislation, but it still has the force of law and must be followed by those to whom it applies.

Examples of tertiary legislation include administrative rules and regulations, judicial decisions, and guidance documents issued by government agencies. These documents are often not subject to the same level of public debate and scrutiny as primary or secondary legislation, but they are still legally binding and must be followed by those to whom they apply.

In short, tertiary legislation is a type of law that is created by bodies other than the primary or secondary legislative bodies, and it is used to implement or interpret primary or secondary legislation. It is more specific than secondary legislation and may be used to provide guidance or regulations for specific areas of law or industry. Although it is subject to less scrutiny than primary or secondary legislation, it still has the force of law and must be followed by those to whom it applies.
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