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The rule of law as an Australian constitutionalist promise
journal contributionposted 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.
Pagination1 - 9
Publication classificationC2 Other contribution to refereed journal; C Journal article
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