Understanding of the Rule of Law

2498 WordsFeb 19, 201810 Pages
Laws are there to give actual guidance and supremacy to the citizens of a given nation, preventing criminal activities . There are 3 governmental organs in every nation, namely; the Executive that is there to ensure that the laws are appropriately implemented; the Legislature, on the other hand, is there to construct law and; the Judiciary whom powers is to grant law. However, the laws are often being misconceive by the law-breakers. The rule of law is there to ensure that all men act under the law to prevent any illegality and to restrict the limit of powers. As it can be seen in the case of Heaton’s Transport v Transport and General Workers’ Union , the citizens will be able to legally push and bully the other citizen when there is no enforcement with the rule of law. The rule of law, in other words, is where the country functions within a structure of law to prevent anarchy . As what Sir John Donaldson said in the case of Heaton’s Transport v Transport and General Workers’ Union , the courts and the rule of law is there to protect the individuals from unfair and tyrannical treatments by others. However, he also stated that to have that ‘protection’, we ourselves must accept that the law be relevant to everyone and restricts the freedoms that we ought to have. There are two types of interpretation of the rule of law, which are the procedural mechanism and the political theory. The procedural mechanism, which also can be known as a procedural device by
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