oa De Rebus - Editors page
|Article Title||Editors page|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Sep 1973|
|Pages||363 - 364|
|Keyword(s)||Decrees by Parliament, Fundamentally correct and just and Rule of Law|
A great deal has been written regarding the Rule of Law. To some people the expression merely means that whatever Parliament decrees is the Law and whatever is done in accordance with such Law is correct - for the Law Rules. There is, however, something more to the Rule of Law than this. It requires that what is decreed shall be fundamentally correct and just in the circumstances. And it embodies two important principles: that a person shall not be deemed guilty of a crime until he has been found guilty by a competent court of law and that every person has the right to have the justness of administrative actions against him tested in a court of law.
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