Compliance Norms and Legal Coherence
The relation of compliance norms to legal norms is important, among other things, because it may influence the assessment of one of the basic demands addressed to legal systems, which is their consistency. The effect of compliance norms is not only to ensure compliance with the law, i.e. the effectiveness of the law, but also to regulate issues previously reserved for the competence of lawmakers. The question therefore arises as to whether this does not jeopardise the coherence of entire legal systems. The purpose of this chapter is to examine this issue.