Procedural law is one that is related to civil and criminal proceedings. It is the branch of law whose goal is the Organization of the courts and the supervision of persons involved in the judicial process.
Procedural law, however, contains all the standards which govern all aspects of the jurisdictional function of the State and which lay down the procedures to be followed by positive law in specific cases.
Basic concepts of procedural law are the jurisdiction (the obligation of the courts to do know, pronounce and execute the condemned), action (when a person is seeking for the Court to pronounce on a matter any) and trial (the judicial actions that follow to the effective achievement of substantive law).
It is considered that procedural law is governed by public law (it regulated the jurisdiction of the courts), formal (it controls the jurisdiction), instrumental (it is an instrument for compliance with substantive law) and independent (it is not subject to other areas of the law).
Procedural law can be divided into several branches: civil procedural law, constitutional procedural law, criminal procedural law, procedural labour and law procedural administrative.
Another division may be made depending on its purpose. The organic procedural law is that analysis the Organization and powers of the courts and their statutes. In addition, functional procedural law studied procedures and the respective actions.
Finally, we will retain that procedural law sources can be production / material (natural or positive which, in turn, can be direct or indirect) or knowledge (they realized production sources).