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The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws.
- ‘The Council also affirms the need for respect for human rights and the rule of law.’
- ‘In the absence of the rule of law, restraint and legitimate redress for unfair practice were also absent.’
- ‘Citizen investigation or citizen arrest is an important part of a society under rule of law.’
- ‘It is a fundamental requisite of the rule of law that the law should be made known.’
- ‘What has happened to the concept of the rule of law, due process and the presumption of innocence?’
- ‘That decision demonstrated that this country upholds the rule of law and basic human rights.’
- ‘You can't have a notion of the rule of law and not have access to judicial review.’
- ‘It will entrench and help spread democracy, the rule of law and human rights.’
- ‘If tribunals were to be at liberty to exceed their jurisdiction without any check by the courts, the rule of law would be at an end.’
- ‘The Prime Minister overrides the rule of law and declares a coroner's enquiry unnecessary.’
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