rule of law


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Noun1.rule of law - a state of order in which events conform to the law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
order - established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
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rule of law

n (frm) the rule of lawil principio di legalità
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It is a rule of law that the defendant shall be given the benefit of the doubt.
In order to hopefully stop the wolves from eating the sheep, the concept of the rule of law not only had to be about codifying proper and improper behavior, but enshrining the idea that everyone was subject to the same rules.
But Matiang'i maintained that the government will apply the rule of law firmly and will not negotiate the stability of the country.
The rule of law requires, in Annan's words, 'measures to ensure adherence to the principles of supremacy of law, equality before the law, accountability to the law, fairness in the application of the law, separation of powers, participation in decision-making, legal certainty, avoidance of arbitrariness and procedural and legal transparency.
The WJP Rule of Law Index 2017-2018 measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys.
The other factors used to measure adherence to the rule of law are absence of corruption, open government, regulatory enforcement and criminal justice.
The 2017-2018 Rule of Law Index covers 113 countries and jurisdictions, relying on more than 110,000 household surveys and 3,000 expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide.
There is a World Justice Project (WJP) that has formulated a Rule of Law Index and issued, since 2010, annual reports comparing the nations of the world in relation to the rule of law.
Arguing that Islamic civilizations have contributed substantially towards the development of modern rule of law principles, Esmaeili, Marboe, and Rehman show how the Qur'an and the Sunna--the primary sources of the Sharia and Islamic law--reaffirm the compatibility of rational approaches to and interpretations of Islam and the various strands of the rule of law, among them the equality of all before the law, transparency, and political accountability.
Globally, the country rose one position for overall rule of law performance - from 33 in the 2016 index - to 32 out of 113 countries in the 2017-2018 edition.
The top three overall performers in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index were Denmark (1), Norway (2), and Finland (3); the bottom three were Afghanistan (111), Cambodia (112), and Venezuela (113).
But, at the same time, they in turn require systems of democracy and the rule of law to be fully enjoyed.