Law of Norway

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The law of Norway can be regarded as a hierarchy of norms. The highest level is the same Constitution of 17 May 1814. Statutes made under the Constitution are subordinate to it. Regulations made under such a statute are subordinate to such law.

The first state-issued national Law-Code for Norway was Magnus Lagabøtes landslov (or the 'Code of the Norwegian Realm'), issued in 1274 by Magnus VI of Norway. It was followed in 1276 by the Magnus Lagabøtes bylov, issued by the same king.[1](1683(827egv)

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  • Bertnes, Pål A. In Winterton and Moys (eds). Information Sources in Law. Second Edition. Bowker-Saur. 1997. Chapter Twenty: Norway. Pages 341 to 361.
  1. ^ Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, 'Daughters of God and Counsellors of the Judges of Men: Changes in the Legal Culture of the Norwegian Realm in the High Middle Ages', in New Approaches to Early Law in Scandinavia, ed. by Stefan Brink and Lisa Collinson, Acta Scandinavica, 3 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), pp. 131-83 doi:10.1484/M.AS-EB.1.101969 ISBN 978-2-503-54754-1.

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