Rule of Law (6 Factors of rule of law)
Terms in this set (8)
What is rule of law?
Laws are fair and enforced and nobody can be above the law
What are the 6 factors for Rule Of Law?
-Order and Security
-Checks and Balances
-Equal Applications of the Law
-Access to Justice
What happens during order and security?
Citizens feel safe
Police have procedures dealing with crimes
Criminals face consequences
What happens with legitimacy?
Citizens have input in the law maiming process
Citizens see the law as worthy of being followed
Citizens respect and the laws and see the laws as fair
What happens during checks and balances?
Power is divided among the branches of governemnt
All branches function efficiently
The judicial system is independent from the other branches
Elected officials must answer to the people
What happens during equal applications of the law?
Nobody is above the law,not even elected officials
The judicial system treats everyone the same
What happens during procedural fairness?
The government has rules for legal proceedings
The government must follow those rules
The rules for legal proceedings are fair
What happens during access of justice?
Citizens have a way to enforce their rights
Citizens have the knowledge they need to gain justice
The justice system is available for people to use