In this chapter, I shall be concerned with the question what legal validity is and why it is important. The first part of the chapter is devoted to an analysis of the notion of validity, which allows us to answer the question what it means to say that a rule is or is not legally valid. In the second part, I argue that legal validity has practical importance. I illustrate my claim by discussing the legal status of a particular kind of soft law, viz. two Dutch codes of conduct for the judiciary.
|Title of host publication||Legal Validity and Soft Law|
|Editors||Pauline Westerman, Jaap Hage, Stephan Kirste, Anne Ruth Mackor|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 1-Dec-2018|
|Name||Law and Philosophy Library|