SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION
TERM: 2nd Term
TOPIC: RULE OF LAW
Rule of Law is the Principle that law (as administered by the ordinary courts) is supreme and that all citizens (including members of the government) are equally subject to it and equally entitled to its protection. It can also be defined as the predominance of law over everybody.
The concept of the rule of law was popularized by professor A.V. DICEY in his book titled ‘introduction to the law of the constitution’ published in 1885. It emphasizes that government should rule according to the provisions of the constitution and that the government should be subject to the law. Also that no citizen should be punished except as prescribed by the law. The rule of law is also fundamental to the principle of separation of power which condemns the concentration of power in a single arm of government to avoid abuse of power.
FEATURES OR PRINCIPLES OF THE RULE OF LAW
FACTORS LIMITING THE APPLICATION OF THE RULE OF LAW
The following are the factors that can limit the rule of law:
FACTORS THAT CAN AID THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF THE RULE OF LAW
IMPORTANCE OF THE RULE OF LAW
Read on the limitations of Rule of Law in Fundamentals of Civic Education for Senior Secondary Schoolby Sola Akinyemi.
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