The Rule of Law
by Tom Bingham
What is the importance of the rule of law, and are the governing states of the world truly following it as closely as they should be? Discover the defining principles of the rule of law and how they have shaped many of the major democratic legal systems of today.
The Rule of Law is a detailed explanation of the eight basic aspects of the modern legal system today, and some important areas in modern governments where they are being violated. The phrase 'the rule of law' is often used but hardly ever explained. This book will teach you about the fundamental rights and protections that are supposed to be afforded to all people in a legal system based upon the rule of law, but are not always upheld.
You will learn:
- How the US disregarded the protection of fundamental human rights and the Geneva Conventions in Guantanamo Bay
- Why the UK bends the rules of equality before the law with regard to foreign-national terrorist suspects
- Why even US presidents have disobeyed the rule of law.