The Meaning and Constitutional Significance of the Rule of Law

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The Meaning and Constitutional Significance of the Rule of Law The rule of law means different things to different people. The meaning of the rule of law is a state of order in which events conform to the law. The rule of law often is stated to be one of the fundamental doctrines of principle of the UKconstitutional. Generally it has been seen as a characteristic feature of western liberal democracies. A widely-assumed meaning of the "rule of law" is that of peaceful resolution of disputes within the citizenry based on law rather than force. Facilitating such a rule of law is a fundamental role of government. The rule of law implies that government authority may only be exercised in…show more content…
Secondarily - Equality before Law "No man is above the law and everyone, regardless of rank, is subject to the ordinary laws of the land." (Reference in bibliography) Rule of law, in the second principle, means the equality of law or equal subjection of all classes to the ordinary law of the land administered by the ordinary law courts. In this sense rule of law conveys that no man is above the law; that officials like private citizens are under a duty to obey the same laws, and there can be no Special court or administrative tribunal for the state officials. Finally - Constitution is the result of the ordinary law of the land "There is no need for a bill of rights because the general principles of the constitution are the result of judicial decisions determining the rights of the private person." (Reference in bibliography) The rule of law lastly means that the general principles of the constitution are the result of judicial decision of the courts in England. In many countries right such as right to personal liberty, freedom from arrest, freedom to hold public meeting are guaranteed by a written constitution; in England, it is not so. Those rights are the result of judicial decisions in concrete cases which have actually arisen between the parties. The constitution is not the
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