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Introduce your answer with writing something about what is law and ethics
Body: explain the domain of laws and ethics in human life ,how boundaries set up by law and ethics ensure long lasting peace in the society, how they are complimentary.
But not necessarily mutually inclusive as some action can be legal but very unethical e.g. – in a democracy not giving vote is not against law but totally against spirit of democracy;
Also when law is not explicit, it is ethics that guides e.g. code of ethics for civil servant.
Conclude with pointing out how Ethics has one major dimension of supplementing law, there may not be duty of performing an act but people/civil servants do it as guided by ethics.
In civilized life, Law floats in a sea of Ethics (Earl Warren)