equality before the law

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Noun1.equality before the law - the right to equal protection of the laws
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
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At first blush, though, the book has a bit of a narrow purchase: Ranciere takes aim at French intellectuals who critique democratic egalitarianism for deifying the atomized individual, and regard it in turn as giving rise to the instrumental rationality and consumerism that characterize the modern liberal democratic state.
Among specific topics are orders and borders in Heinrich van Kleist's 1808/10 novel Michael Kohlhaas, state of emergency and rule of law, reluctant democratic egalitarianism, and social networks and preference formation.
Can the left's project of democratic egalitarianism find new moorings in the age of global competitiveness?
He called upon the people to beware of the nefarious designs of militants and extremists, who he said are out to destroy the very fabric of the society by imposing their narrow minded agenda in contravention of the democratic egalitarianism of Islam which upholds universal values of humanity, tolerance and accommodation.

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