What is more important constitutionally, rules or conventions?

What is more important constitutionally, rules or conventions?


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The written text of constitution and subordinate legislation is the law of land. When the law is silent, convention and usage comes in play. However, it may be added that law is framed after considering the social practices and conventions.
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Rules alone cannot make a big difference.. people should be ready to obey the rules which are made for the benefit of the people..
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Rules are rules only when people follow them, i think both are important
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rules may become a law...
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Both are important.
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UK have not any written constitution. They work on the basis on conventions.
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Convention is a rule But it is not enforceable by courts.
Constitution is enforceable by courts. And It is necessary for constitutional government.
I think Both are equally important.
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I thought they were inter connected, Rules are important and conventions form part of the rule since one cannot have rules unless conventions are taken into account !
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Both are equally important...
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both
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Both are important for effective functioning of the government.
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Definitely rules, rules are what keep an entity in control.Covnentions can arise out of sentiments and radicalism ,thats why rules are to help in high regard to prevent chaos and anarchy.
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While drafting the constitution conventions existing in the society are taken in to consideration. So, constitution and conventions guide each other.
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