Internal Aids to Construct a Statue

  • Nishika Shivkumar Mishra
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  • Nishika Shivkumar Mishra

    Student at Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai, India

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This article examines the internal aids of interpretation used in the analysis of statutes. Internal aids include internal elements of a law, such as its title, preamble, headings, punctuation, and definitions. Through a comprehensive examination of legal precedents, theoretical frameworks, and practical examples, this study examines how courts use these internal aids to decipher legislative intent and clarify ambiguities within statutes. By shedding light on the complex interplay between statutory language and contextual cues, this research contributes to a deeper understanding of the interpretive process and its impact on legal outcomes. This research paper delves into the critical area of statutory interpretation by focusing on the internal aids available to lawyers and courts. Statutory interpretation forms the basis of legal analysis, determining the intended scope and applicability of laws. Among the various instruments used in this process, internal aids stand out as internal elements enshrined in the text of the statutes. This study aims to provide a comprehensive survey of how these devices, including titles, preambles, headings, punctuation, and definitions, assist in revealing legislative intent and resolving ambiguity. Drawing on a wide range of legal precedents, theoretical frameworks and practical case studies, this research illuminates the multifaceted nature of internal remedies. Through an analysis of how courts navigated complex textual nuances, the paper sheds light on the delicate balance between literal interpretation and contextual analysis. It further examines the hierarchy of these supports and their varying degrees of influence in different jurisdictions.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 310 - 321


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