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(p. 9) Part I The Constitutional Framework (p. 10)  

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date: 23 May 2019

This chapter examines the value and meaning of the rule of law. It is accepted in the UK as a principle of institutional morality that contains four central features which cohere and overlap: legality, certainty, equality, and access to justice and rights. It is enforced and elaborated through judicial review but also serves as a critical focus for public debate. It is of great practical significance in promoting fair decisions, restraining the abuse of power, encouraging investment, and in furthering empowerment and respect for equal human dignity.

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