The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law Pyramid

The relevance of the Rule of Law is demonstrated by application of the following principles in practice.

 

  • The separation of powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
  • The law is made by representatives of the people in an open and transparent way.
  • The law and its administration is subject to open and free criticism by the people, who may assemble without fear.
  • The law is applied equally and fairly, so that no one is above the law.
  • The law is capable of being known to everyone, so that everyone can comply.
  • No one is subject to any action by any government agency other than in accordance with the law and the model litigant rules, no one is subject to any torture.
  • The judicial system is independent, impartial, open and transparent and provides a fair and prompt trial.
  • All people are presumed to be innocent until proven otherwise and are entitled to remain silent and are not required to incriminate themselves.
  • No one can be prosecuted, civilly or criminally, for any offence not known to the law when committed.
  • No one is subject adversely to a retrospective change of the law.If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

The Rule of Law

 

‘The rule of law is an overarching principle which ensures that Australians are governed by laws which their elected representatives make and which reflect the rule of law.  It requires that the laws are administered justly and fairly.’

            – Robin Speed, RoLIA President.

Model Litigant

Model Litigant rules feature in the above above list of principles.

Equality of Arms

Equality of Arms is at the top of The Rule of Law pyramid.

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