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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The ministry also warned of the misuse of social network media, affirming everybody's equality before the law.
Macovei is a firm defendant of the monitoring mechanism that the EU is executing upon both Bulgaria and Romania, because, as she has stated, it has been created to serve the people who want free justice, fight against corruption practices and equality before the law.
The petition said that the judiciary was a guardian and guarantor of the fundamental rights of the people, particularly in relation to equality before the law, equality of status, equality of opportunity, freedom of expression, belief, faith, worship and association and rendering of social, economic and political justice.
According to the experts, these and many other examples show that the equality before the Law is only a vague rhetoric of the Prime Minister in order to justify the actions in the Albanian municipalities.
We, however, believe that [authorities] failed miserably in the past week to provide equality before the law, rule of law and the independence of judiciary in the ongoing investigation," the statement said.
By highlighting the plight of the shepherd, he was touching a much broader issue -- that there is no equality before the law which is enforced only in the case of the little people.
The discipline of a state is a product of its constitution and is exercised through fearless implementation of its laws while ensuring the fundamental principles of equality before the law, equal treatment before the law and due process of the law", the PM said.
Right-wingers who loathe all things European, workers' rights and equality before the law included, may think sentiment, not profit, is the primary driver of inward investment to the UK But they are wrong.
Libya is party to the Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women and other international instruments that require gender equality before the law.
The rights to privacy, dignity and equality before the law remain relevant for those with a different sexual orientation and gender identity than the mainstream, especially in a political context where their innate human nature is feared as a western tactic for re-colonisation of African values and morals.
The defense counsel for the four indicted men had argued that the court was established illegally, violated Lebanese sovereignty and had selective jurisdiction, in violation of the principles of fairness and equality before the law.
Constitutions and laws provide for freedom of religion and religious practice, equality before the law and social justice, they added.