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At LexisNexis we are a keen advocate of the Rule of Law and our fundamental purpose as a company is to ‘advance the rule of law around the globe’. Following the recent launch of the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation and our latest LexChat podcast with James Harper, LexisNexis executive sponsor for the Rule of Law, this article takes a deeper dive into what the Rule of Law is and why it’s important.
There are many different definitions for the Rule of Law, whether that is between nations or legal traditions. One of the most common is the definitions in the UK was outlined by Professor A V Dicey in 1885 who broke it down into three concepts:
In line with Dicey’s definition, LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation has outlined an easy memorable definition...
Opening up the Rule of Law Equation further, to LexisNexis the Rule of Law consists of four essential components:
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Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.
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