Sunday, January 16, 2011


A.V Dicey comment on the rule of law  [ students intending score above average marks on Constitutional Review) need to revisit Dicey's concept.- especially the third principle- Judicial Decisions

Dicey summarised the rule of law under three heads.

1.No man could be punished or lawfully interfered with by the authorities except for breaches of law. In other words, all government actions must be authorised by law.

 2.Secondarily...No man is above the law and everyone, regardless of rank, is subject to the ordinary laws of the land.

3.There is no need for a bill of rights because the general principle of the constitution are the result of judicial decisions determining the rights of the private person.

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