International Rule Of Law In The 19th Century

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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…show more content…
Nowadays the world has been institutionalized by an Inter-governmental organization such as the UN in order to maintain the international rule of law. Through rule of law and human rights assistance, UNDP (a branch of the UN) contributes to building peace and democratic governance across the full range of development contexts. UNDP also facilitates broader UN rule of law efforts in crisis and conflict-affected settings through the work of the Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and…show more content…
Due to the lack of compulsory authority of the international court of justice has led to unfairness and inequalities due to Security Council which composes of powerful states like USA, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom. The UN charter does not express and authorize the international court of justice (which is an organ of the UN) to examine and investigate the security council members in terms of committing atrocities such as breaking the international law system or committing crimes against humanity. The existence of powerful countries (both economy and military) having immunity may weaken the rule of law at the international level. However, for the case of the UN, the winners of World War II might have exploited their power and gained immunity which to misuse of power. Even so, the world has been more peaceful and discipline when compared to the situation after World War
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