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Sjúrður Rasmussen


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Í greinini verður umrøtt hvønn lóggávuform Løgtingið eigur at leggja seg eftir. Skal lóggávan verða so neyv at hon umrøður allar hugsandi støður niður í smálutir, skal lóggávan leggja heimildir til landsstýrið at lóggeva við kunngerð og tá í hvørjum førum, ella skulu breiðar orðingar nýtast, sum verða útfyltar av fyrisiting og dómstólum.

English Summary
In this article, the author discusses how best to go about the law making process with regard to the question of regulation at a general level versus going in detail. Should Parliament in its laws make provisions for every foreseeable event within the scope of the law, or should there be provisions in the act of parliament for government ministers to make further regulations through statutory law. If there is a case for the latter, then it must be decided under what circumstances it is wise to give government ministers such powers, and when such provisions would not be wise. The author warns that parliamentarians either due to lack of conviction or knowledge can be inclined to formulate the law in quite general terms and then delegate to government ministers the power to define the substance of the law through statutory law. He also suggests that, in such a small system as the Faroes, with its population of just under 50,000, the parliament should more often formulate its laws in a broad and general manner and let them be further elaborated in practice through the judiciary and the administration, as there may not be the same need for regulative detail as in larger societies.