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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When this entire region is finally at peace, it will be because the men and women of this service fought bravely for peace, for prosperity and for freedom and equality under law," said the President who also paid tribute to those who have died in Somalia, saying they paid the ultimate price while defending their compatriots.
A fight for minority rights anywhere can only happen when the politically correct facade of 'tolerance' and 'acceptance' is replaced by an active struggle against religious militancy, for real-life equality under law and, most importantly, when the majority accepts pluralism as a pre-condition for a desirable future We all know that Bangladesh is a product of double secession.
What made Burke special was his courage, a quality he possessed to a unique degree, and one that showed itself not in flamboyant acts of daring, but in just the opposite way, in a quietly unbendable devotion to the cause of equality under law, which is the cause of law itself.