Distinction between Procedural and Substantive law.

Procedural and substantive law
Substantive law
Consists of the laws themselves, as opposed to the procedure on how to apply them. It is concerned with the rights and duties of persons and prescribed remedies e.g law of torts, law of marriage, law of contract, etc.
It defines offences and prescribes punishment e.g. the penal code Cap 63 Law of Kenya.

Procedural law
Consists of the steps or the guiding principles or the rules of practice to be complied with in the application of substantive law or in the administration of justice. Examples include Civil Procedure Act and the Criminal Procedure Code.

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