2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Rule of law: The utopia we must createAuthor(s):
Rule of law refers to the political and philosophical principle that all individuals and institutions are subjects to the same law regardless of their status and authority. It is the bedrock of every successful democracy. Definition: The mechanism, process, institution, practice, or norm that supports the equality of all citizens before the law, secures a nonarbitrary form of government, and more generally prevents the arbitrary use of power . The philosophy of rule of law is intimately connected with constitutionalism . Although the phrase was first used in the 16th century by Samuel Rutherford when he argued against the monarch’s divine rights, it was popularised in the 19th century by A.V. Dicey. If not the phrase but the idea actually belongs to ancient thinkers such as Aristotle who wrote,” it is more proper that the law should govern than any one of the citizens: upon the same principle, if it is advantageous to place the supreme power in some particular persons, they should be appointed to be only guardians, and servants of the law”. This article explores the principle of rule of law through its various definitions as well as its role in a democracy. At the end the article concludes with the authors opinions on the rule of law. Pages: 98-99 | Views: 249 | Downloads: 82Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Simranpreet Kaur. Rule of law: The utopia we must create. Int J Criminal Common Statutory Law 2022;2(2):98-99.