Written and unwritten constitution in detail

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what are the advantages and disadvantages of written and unwritten constitution?
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For a start it's called codified and uncodified, the basics are a codified constitution provides citizens a clear and firm set of rights and freedoms and as you might know with gun law in America, it's something the Obama administration has struggled to change due to it being in their codified (written) constitution. In the UK we have an Uncodifed constitution which gives us flexibility to amend rights and freedoms, for example gun laws here significantly changed in 1996 without much needing to be done except the standard parliamentary procedure of passing legislation as our constitution is embedded or can be extracted from acts of Parliament which proves another issue, citizens in the UK aren't fully aware of their rights and freedoms, sure we do know what our rights our but do we know the extent of our rights? If we feel our rights are violated can we simply point to a single document and prove it?

Advantages of unwritten constitutions
• An advantage of unwritten constitution is that it is relatively easy to change the constitution.
• legislation of constitutional significance can be introduced through ordinary law making process.
• in most states there are no technical or special procedures relating to constitutionals amendments.
•It is also flexible which is advantageous as well as potentially dangerous.
•It allows parliament to remain sovereign

I could go on but a Google search will educate you more
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(Original post by zayn008)
For a start it's called codified and uncodified, the basics are a codified constitution provides citizens a clear and firm set of rights and freedoms and as you might know with gun law in America, it's something the Obama administration has struggled to change due to it being in their codified (written) constitution. In the UK we have an Uncodifed constitution which gives us flexibility to amend rights and freedoms, for example gun laws here significantly changed in 1996 without much needing to be done except the standard parliamentary procedure of passing legislation as our constitution is embedded or can be extracted from acts of Parliament which proves another issue, citizens in the UK aren't fully aware of their rights and freedoms, sure we do know what our rights our but do we know the extent of our rights? If we feel our rights are violated can we simply point to a single document and prove it?

Advantages of unwritten constitutions
• An advantage of unwritten constitution is that it is relatively easy to change the constitution.
• legislation of constitutional significance can be introduced through ordinary law making process.
• in most states there are no technical or special procedures relating to constitutionals amendments.
•It is also flexible which is advantageous as well as potentially dangerous.
•It allows parliament to remain sovereign

I could go on but a Google search will educate you more
Written and codified has the same legal meaning....
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No. Technically the constitution is written in many different forms e.g. some conventions are "written" down such as the Ministerial Code or Memorandum of Understanding.

Codification is the gathering of all the constitution into a single document.
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