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Rule of Law

citizen a legal member of a state and/or country
law a rule established by government or other source of authority to regulate people’s conduct or activities
rule of law the idea that those who govern must follow the laws; no one is above the law
due process makes the law "fair" for everyone
consistent application everyone should be treated the same by the legal system
accountability before the law all people are legally responsible for their actions
transparency of the law trails are public, and laws are known to all
enforcement of the law governments have a duty to prevent crime and violence
everyone In the "rule of law", who obeys the law?
to protect the majority why we have laws?
rule of law what is missing in a country in which laws are applied differently for the poor and for the wealthy
Magna Carta In 1215, the Rule of Law was first found in the
everyone treated the same What is the impact of having fair procedures and holding gov't officials accountable?
Created by: Ms Plyler


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