The rule of law may be comprehended as the supremacy of the law over every individual in a particular country. The idea of the rule of law was first conceived by professor.A.V.Dicey.According to him, political leaders who are entrusted with the affairs of the state should rule by the provisions of the law. The rule of law also emphasizes on the need for they to be supremacy of the Constitution over all persons, secondly it maintained that they should be equal right for all persons.
The concept of the rule of law is a good
principle as it makes to avoid arbitrary leadership, and also prevent dictators from the corridors of power.
THE PRINCIPLES OF THE RULE OF LAW.
PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW.
This principle stated that equal treatment should be given to all and sundry. That should one should be treated as a slave , because of his economic status. It went further to stipulate that legal facilities should as well be given to all persons .
THE PRINCIPLE OF IMPARTIALITY.
This principle , opined that all should be given fair hearing .it also uphold the view that law offenders to be punished according to the provision of the Constitution. It’s against the detention of offenders more than twenty four hours , saying that until one is found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction, such person remains a suspect on the crime.
THE PRINCIPLE OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHT .
Rights may be seen in this context , as a privileged enjoyed by a citizen of a country. This right should with with freedom.rights could also be seen as an entitlement of a citizen, while freedom on the other hand helps to safeguard those privileges of right.
LIMITATIONS OF THE RULE OF LAW.
The limitations of rule of law to me , are those factors that hinders the successful operation of the principle of the rule of law.this factors are numerous today in Nigeria. They have over the years been a setback to the growth of Nigeria implementation of the rule of law.
In this class I will mention them , it will be an assignment for everyone to go and look for their various means.
Tribunals of the parliament.
Immunity of heads of states.
The system of government in practice.
The rich and the privileged few.
The class is done and dusted.
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