For other uses, see Law (disambiguation) and Legal (disambiguation).
Lady Justice is the symbol of justice. Lady Justice is depicted as a goddess equipped with three symbols of justice: a sword symbolising the court 's coercive power; scales representing an objective standard by which competing claims are weighed; and a blindfold indicating that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of power, money, wealth, or identity.[1]
Law is a term which does not have a universally accepted definition,[2] but one definition is that law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior.[3] Laws can be made by legislatures through legislation , the executive through decrees and regulations, or judges through binding precedents (normally in common law jurisdictions). Private individuals can create legally binding instruments, though not laws strictly speaking, through for example contractual arrangements, particularly arbitration agreements that exclude the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution (written or unwritten) and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics and society in various ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people.


حقوق علم بررسی قواعد اجتماعی و سیر تحول این قواعد است. بررسی روابط بین دولت و شهروند (حقوق عمومی)، روابط بین اشخاص خصوصی با هم (حقوق خصوصی). حقوق بین‌الملل نیز به مسائل و روابط بین ملت ها، دولت ها، اشخاص و سازمانها در عرصه فراملی و بین‌دولی می‌پردازد.
حقوق را معمولا به مجموعه قواعد و مقرراتی که نظم اجتماعی را تامین می‌کند تعریف کرده‌اند.