THE RULE OF LAW

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THE RULE OF LAW

 

Rule of Law Defined

The ‘rule of law’ … refers to a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private … are accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards.

United Nations Security Council, “The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies”, S/2004/616 at para. 6

The rule of law vouchsafes to the citizens and residents of the country a stable, predictable and ordered society in which to conduct their affairs. It provides a shield for individuals from arbitrary state action.

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Innocence Canada’s mandate is to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education and reform.



The equality effect works to create change that will improve the lives of women and girls, and reduce the discrimination that currently restricts their freedom and prosperity. We use strategic equality initiatives to achieve concrete change and the meaningful empowerment of women and girls.

Rule of Law Report

The Rule of Law Report is a free newsletter created by LexisNexis Canada.



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