- The Rule of Law
“The King himself ought not to be subject to man, but subject to God and the law, because the law makes him King”.
- The Rule of Law Revival by Thomas Carothers
The rule of law is undeniably important to peaceful, free, and prosperous societies, but it is no quick fix. Imparting the rule of law to a society with no history of it involves changing the attitudes of masses and elites and creating a political culture in which nobody is above the law.
- Courts and the Rule of Law
As a principle of government, the rule of law, like representative democracy, … That assertion of the rule of law was made by a colonial Chief Justice, …
- Strengthening the Rule of Law by Kofi Annan
The rule of law starts at home. But in too many places it remains elusive. Hatred, corruption, violence and exclusion go without redress.
- Rule of Man or Rule of Law? by Tommy Koh
describes the importance of the rule of law in protecting the environment and promoting free trade
- Rule of Law in Western Thought
The Rule of Law is an ancient ideal. Plato wrote one of the earliest surviving discussions. While convinced that the best form of government is rule by a benevolent dictator, Plato concedes that, as a practical matter, persons with the necessary leadership qualities are rare.
- What Is law? by Bo LI, Perspective, Vol.2, No. 4 “Since the state and particularly the positive legal order were meant to solve the problems in the state of nature, they must have the following properties…”
- What is Rule of Law? by Bo LI, Perspective, Vol. 1, No. 5
“We are free because we live under civil laws.” — Charles de Secondat Montesquieu
- What Is Constitutionalism? by Bo LI, Perspective, Vol. 1, No. 6
A constitution is “[a] charter of government deriving its whole authority from the governed” (Black’s Law Dictionary). The constitution sets out the form of the government.
- Bush v. Gore and the Relationship between Rule of Law and Democracy by Bo LI, Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 3
After Bush v. Gore was decided, some observers raised an interesting question regarding voting methods. If the U.S. Supreme Court requires a uniform standard for counting and recounting votes, why didn’t it require a uniform method of voting?
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