English Bill of Rights 1689

written by the members of parliament on February 13, 1688 and passed December 16, 1689. presented by the Convention Parliament to William and Mary in March 1689. it lays down limits on the powers of the crown and sets out the rights of parliament. The country of origin was in England.

Provisions of the Act

  • no royal interference of the law; he or she can not unilaterally establish new courts or act as a judge
  • cannot start a new court due to religious reasons
  • By levying money for and to the use of the Crown by pretence of prerogative for other time and in other manner than the same was granted by Parliament
  • excessive fines have been imposed
  • illegal and cruel punishments are to be inflicted

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