Principle Of The Rule Of Law

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Dating back to the ancient civilization, in ancient Mesopotamia, India, Greece, Rome, and China various concepts and ideas of the rule of law began to evolve. For ancient Greece, one of the great philosophers, Plato believed the idea of governing a nation should be ruled by the best man, but the idea itself came to fade away. During the 16th century, in Britain, Samuel Rutherford started an outstanding legal system, the rule of law, defined as the principle in which people (government or citizens) and institutions are accountable to follow and obey the law. It was further popularized by A.N.Dicey in the 19th century. Which the rule of law gave equal human rights, prompted security later, externalized to the international level where nowadays international organizations in the name of international law protect human rights and terrorism at the global level. Even though the rule of law has weakened because those who have power at the national and international have broken and abused the laws, the rule of law itself remains an effective principle law, promotes order, equality/fairness (as well as democracy ), and brings security to the world.
In the 16th century, Rutherford used the rule of law as an argument against the divine rights of kings (kings believed that they were sent by God and their duty was holy), the rule of law included just and fair principles equalizing everyone’s rights. As for Dicey, the constitutional principle of the rule law involved: being ruled by
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