Dalit And Tribal Studies And Action

1661 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
TATA INSTITUTE OF SOICIAL SCIENCES, MUMBAI

'ASSIGNMENT ON '

' ' IN INDIA WE HAVE THE RULE OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ' ' COMMENT

SUBMITTED BY
Pradeep Totre
M2014DTA015
Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action

SUBMITTED TO
Prof. Monica Sakhrani

Centre for Social Justice and Governance, School of Social Work

'In India we have the rule of constitutional law ' Comment.

INTRODUCTION TO RULE OF LAW

The concept of Rule of Law is that the state is governed, not by the ruler or the nominated representatives of the people but by the law. The Constitution of India intended for India to be a country governed by the rule of law. It provides that the constitution shall be the supreme power in the land and the legislative and the executive derive their authority from the constitution. The King is not the law but the law is king1.

Rule of law is one of the pillars of the modern world and widely considered necessary for sustained economic development, the implementation of democracy and the protection of human rights. It has however emerged in western liberal democracies and some people question how far it is likely to take root fully in the different cultural, economic and political context.
Rule of law can be traced back to Aristotle and has been championed by Roman jurists, middle age natural law thinkers, Enlightenment philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau in their theory of social contracts. The formal origin of term Rule of Law is attributed to Sir. Edward Coke…
Open Document