Rule of Law I

Civic Education S.S.S 3 Second term


Rule of Law I

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Explain the meaning and importance of the Rule of Law


1. Meaning and definition of Rule of Law

2. Importance of Rule of Law


Meaning of Rule of Law

Rule of law is defined as the absolute supremacy of the law over everyone, both the leaders and all the proceeding in a state.

Professor A.V. Dicey, a professor of law, emphasised that "those entrusted with the administration of a country, should rule or exercise their authority in accordance with the established laws of the laws; and such established laws should be regarded as supreme ". The laws of any land supersedes all her citizens.

"The rule of law is simply the people's cognisance of laws.... View More

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