This blog was initially started in January 2012 under the name “In Law We Trust” by Sherif Rizk. It was made in an attempt to reach a more global audience about a subject that was of interest to many people – that is, the intersection between law and politics.
As the months went by, the blog’s content reached a wider global audience from all parts of the world, and was engaging people in various capacities. From writing about Middle East politics and law, to Canadian political and legal developments, the blog was serving its purpose of being informative, thought-provoking and appealing to the audience.
A New Era
In October 2014, the blog was re-branded as “Codified Law Blog“. The idea is to emulate the codification of law in order to regulate our society through the discussion of political developments and legal principles. The codification of law is a common feature between common law and civil law jurisdictions around the world, and is a process aimed at creating a simpler and better understood body of laws for the judiciary and members of the public to interpret and understand.
In a similar fashion, Codified Law Blog aims at better understanding the body of laws that govern our societies. This examination requires not only a look at Canada’s common law system, but an examination of Canada’s Civil Law tradition (as practiced in Quebec) as well as other comparable jurisdictions around the world. In this sense, we aim to offer an insight of the state of law in Canada and abroad, with the view of improving the public’s understanding of the law and legal obligations.
We are excited about the future, and hope that you would join us!