Convention Law and Legal Definition
Convention refers to all kinds of agreements, compacts or treaties entered into by the nations, such as Geneva Convention. Convention is mostly used to denote a deliberative assembly which amends, revises or helps in framing a constitution of a state. Such a convention is termed constitutional convention.
In legislative law, the term convention is used to denote a deliberative assembly consisting of delegates elected for the purpose of policy making and purposes other than normal legislation. These delegates usually exercise the organization’s highest policymaking powers. Such delegates may be appointed from subordinate or constituent organizations within a state or national organization, or elected directly from the organization's membership or from defined geographic or other constituencies into which the membership is grouped. Such convention is termed assembly, delegate assembly, convocation or congress.
Legal Definition list
Related Legal Terms
- Alpine Convention
- American Convention on Human Rights
- Antarctic Marine Living Resource Convention Act of 1984
- Athens Passenger Convention
- Atlantic Salmon Convention Act of 1982
- Atlantic Tunas Convention Act
- Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
- Berne Convention
- Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988
- Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention