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Respects for Rule of Law for Democracy

Democracy requires the respect for rule of law which can be ensured through the independence of judiciary. Rule of law implies the three principles such as (a) the absolute supremacy of law or predominance of regular law as opposed to the influence of arbitrary power;(b) equality before law or the equal subjection of all classes to the ordinary law of the land; and(c) the formula of expressing the fact with us the law
of the constitutional rules which in foreign countries naturally form part of constitutional code, are not source but the consequence of the rights of individual.[1] For the rule of law to prevail and development, a true separation of state powers must take place to secure independence of judiciary and a thorough reform of existing judicial systems must be carried out. Rule of law entails equal protection of human rights of individuals and groups as well as equal punishment under the law. It reigns over governments and protect citizens against arbitrary state of action. Rule of law ensures that all citizens are equally treated and subject to the law rather than to the whims of the powerful which is the motto of democracy.
[1] Dicey, A.V. Introduction to the study of Law of the Constitution, London, 1968, p. 202-203.