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The rule of law

Author: T H Bingham
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T H Bingham
ISBN: 9781846140907 1846140900
OCLC Number: 458734142
Awards: Winner of Orwell Prize 2011.
Description: ix, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The importance of the rule of law --
Some history --
The accessibility of the law --
Law not discretion --
Equality before the law --
The exercise of power --
Human rights --
Dispute resolution --
A fair trial --
The rule of law in international legal order --
Terrorism and the rule of law --
The rule of law and the sovereignty of Parliament.
Responsibility: Tom Bingham.

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'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has become even more talismanic than that of democracy,  Read more...

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