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The rule of law as an Australian constitutionalist promise

journal contribution
posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by A Sykes
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.

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Journal

eLaw journal

Volume

9

Issue

1

Pagination

1 - 9

Publisher

Murdoch University

Location

Perth, W.A.

ISSN

1321-8247

Language

eng

Publication classification

C2 Other contribution to refereed journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2002, Murdoch University

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