Principles and Efficacy of the Rule of Law
Dr. Michael Dassama
Despite several attempts to perfect the guiding principles of our democratic liberalism within the context of “The Rule of Law”, certain loop-holes and gray areas still surface which disfigured and disabled the effective working or functionality of the aforesaid structure. The question is, why irrespective of dynamic and charismatic political advocacy for the strengthening of our society on the basis of the Rule of Law yet; ruthlessness, usurpation of fundamental Rights are trampled upon by those who should have been patriotic exponents to uphold its sacred values? The aim of this book project, is to elucidate those factors which are in place that militates against our fundamental structure that has been advocated for by intellectuals, political and social Activists in the bid to creating an ideal human environment; free from suppression, injustice, unlawful arrest and detention, illegal and unlawful imprisonment without trial before a legally constituted court system, baseless restrictions of expression, of association, of political choice of candidates without victimization and the practical implementation of free and fair election. Does it mean that those in authority are not applying the Rule of Law? Of course it goes without saying that application does to some extent have been applicable but, how applicable and effective it has been is the aim of this project to examine and explain areas that has gross negligence and thus need to be rectified under principles and efficacy of the Rule of Law. In order words, to identify certain structures which must be in place for the effectiveness of the implementation of the Rule of Law which is, the foundation of our Human Rights that could be of help to students reading for a political science program and law.