Rule of Law

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  • Explain the term rule of law used in the extract.
    • bedrocks of liberal democracy
      • It can ensure the minority are protected, because parliament has to obey it. Yet the majority still have a say
      • it is a means of safeguarding citizens against tyrannical leaders
    • key aspects of the doctrine
      • the law applies equally to all
      • diktats cannot be made at the whim of a ruler
        • they must be made through a constitutional process
      • judgements must be made by an independent judiciary
      • no person can be punished except for a distinct breach of the law

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