What is repeal?
What Does repeal Mean
Determining the etymological origin of the word "derogation" at hand is the first step we must take before entering fully into determining its meaning. Specifically, we have to say that it emanates from Latin, from the term “derogatio”.
The action of repealing consists of rendering without effect something that was fixed or determined. The derogation , therefore, consists of the revocation, suppression or cancellation of a regulation, a rule or a habit .
For example: "The government announced the repeal of the measure that prevented the commercialization of raw materials with the neighboring country" , "Our party has promised to work for the repeal of Law 3,258" , "If the repeal of the norm is confirmed, Hundreds of companies could settle in the area that is currently closed ” .
The concept of derogation is very common in the field of law . It is the process that is carried out to annul a law , a regulation or another type of provision.
This means that when a law is abolished, there is talk of repeal. Instead, the procedure that leads to the enactment of the law is known as enactment . There are bodies and bodies authorized to specify the promulgation and repeal of the rules according to their rank.
In certain laws, however, there are entities that are in a position to decide the repeal of a norm, although they do not have the power to decree a promulgation.
It must also be established that there are various causes that can lead to what would be the repeal of a specific law. Thus, among the most frequent are the following:
• For reasons specific to the law. This occurs when it has been established for the duration of a specific time or when it has expired completely spontaneously.
• Because another law has been enacted that renders it ineffective or that even directly establishes its expiration date.
• Because it is no longer used out of habit or because it is pretended not to exist.
It is possible to distinguish between two classes of derogations. The tacit derogations take place when a new norm nullifies those that precede it and that order the opposite of the promulgated norm. The express derogations , however, directly mention which standard is canceled.
In addition to all the above, we cannot ignore that the repeal of a law can be total or partial.
In these times that we live in, not only have various types of derogations been carried out, but society also asks that the same action be undertaken with other norms. Thus, for example, in Spain there has been more than one citizen mobilization demanding that the government, and specifically that of Madrid, repeal the law that allows what is known as the privatization of healthcare.
In the same way, all over the world there have been requests and petitions from ordinary men and women for the repeal, for example, of the Cuban blockade law.