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The rule of law as an Australian constitutionalist promise

Sykes, Andrew 2002, The rule of law as an Australian constitutionalist promise, eLaw journal, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-9.

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Title The rule of law as an Australian constitutionalist promise
Author(s) Sykes, Andrew
Journal name eLaw journal
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Murdoch University
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1321-8247
Summary The author poses the question whether the rule of law is a constitutionalist promise that protects all Australians or whether it is simply a juridical principle that may be balanced against certain social factors.  Constitutionalist promises involve the limiting and supporting of state power. The author examines several instances of state power exercised in Australia and concludes that we should not rely on the rule of law as an absolute means of achieving equality, human rights, justice, freedom and even democracy.
Language eng
Field of Research 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2002, Murdoch University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30012545

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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