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Nathan B. Oman

* Rita Anne Rollins Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School. 1 Introduction The rule of law is a phrase redolent of high political philosophy. In this concept, we are apt to think, the work-a-day lawyerly tasks of precedent parsing and statute reading touch deep questions of justice

Ewan Smith

1 Introduction This article tracks the development of three important themes in the Chinese Communist Party’s ( ccp ’s) account of the rule of law since China’s opening up and reform. It expands upon key documents that frame the meaning of the rule of law in the eyes of the ccp . It sets out ccp

Rule of Law, Religious Liberty, and Harmony

Multiculturalism, Legal Pluralism, and the Singapore Model of Accommodative Secularism

Li-ann Thio

* BA Hons (Oxford); ll.m . (Harvard); Ph.D. (Cambridge); Barrister (Gray’s Inn, uk ), Provost Chair Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. 1 The Rule of Law, Religious Liberty, and Legal Pluralism: Complementary or Conflicting Values within a Secular Democracy? The

Rule of Law Blue Book Task Force, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

proposed new standards for the further development of the “rule of law” and exhibited an unprecedented vision and energy.

Martin Mendelski

1 Introduction How does the European Union ( eu ) affect the development of the rule of law in accession and membership countries? This fundamental question has been debated by political scientists and legal scholars in a controversial way. The first generation of Europeanization scholars

Machiko Kanetake

of governmental authority by the ‘rule of law’ 3 is no exception to this subject-matter overlap. Both national and international law dictate how the national government ought to exercise its authority against individuals and entities within its jurisdiction. International scholarship has so far

Velimir Živković

to the professed aim of securing the rule of law for foreign investors and promoting it more generally in the host States through enforcing ‘supranational rule of law … [and] … uniform standards for acceptable sovereign behavior.’ 3 This article takes both a descriptive and prescriptive look at the

Richard Collins

value of ‘legality’ itself: the constraint of sovereign freedom through formally promulgated and equally binding legal rules. 2 In this respect, it seems that the practice of modern international law is inherently bound up with the quest for an international rule of law. 3 As Gabriella Blum put this

Angela Di Gregorio

1 Introduction In recent years, the rule-of-law narrative has been predominant in the constitutional law literature. Although a discussion of the theoretical side of the rule-of-law principle would be very useful, given that discourse on the rule of law is both used and abused, 1 the goal of

Tsega Andualem Gelaye

1 Introduction The term ‘rule of law’ is often invoked or utilized as if it has a clear and unified meaning. But this is far from the reality. When we ask different persons what they mean by it we find a variety of responses ranging from a narrow construction of acting pursuant to the law to that