The Rule Of Law In The 21st Century: A Worldwide Perspective by Justice Richard J GoldstoneThe Rule Of Law In The 21st Century: A Worldwide Perspective by Justice Richard J Goldstone

The Rule Of Law In The 21st Century: A Worldwide Perspective

byJustice Richard J Goldstone

Hardcover | January 30, 2016

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The rule of law is sometimes expressed as 'no person is above the law'. But what does the rule of law mean in the context of 21st century issues and challenges? Professor Robert A Stein and Justice Richard J Goldstone are joined by an array of internationally distinguished leaders to explore the meaning of the rule of law today.
Title:The Rule Of Law In The 21st Century: A Worldwide PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 9.56 × 6.29 × 0.74 inPublished:January 30, 2016Publisher:Globe Law and BusinessLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent NEW FROM GLOBE AND THE IBA: AN INSPIRING COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE RULE OF LAW BY TOP INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTORS An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers The rule of law: in free countries you know about it, but it takes volumes to discuss and define it, including this one – a new, important and authoritative publication from Globe Law and Business. The most succinct description of the rule of law, quoted by co-editor Robert A. Stein comes from Aristotle who described it in essence as ‘a government by laws and not by men.’ Enshrined in Magna Carta in 1215, the rule of law has proved a controversial and fragile concept over the centuries. Dictators then as now don’t like it. But almost miraculously in the teeth of formidable opposition and a lot of bloodshed, it has survived. Drive past Runnymede on the banks of the Thames -- where the despotic King John reluctantly sealed Magna Carta in 1215 -- and note the signage proclaiming ‘Eight-hundred Years of the Rule of Law’. Then, after you’ve done that, read this book. As the publishers point out, the book seeks to offer ‘a better understanding of the rule of law as an important concept, which, they add, is ‘humankind’s best hope for freedom and justice.’ Here you have a compendium of expert and thoughtful discussion on the rule of law contained within some thirteen articles by a selection of leading authorities worldwide. The article on Magna Carta and the rule of law, for example, includes penetrating and insightful commentary by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, current President of the UK Supreme Court, and Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the First President of the UK Supreme Court, together with former presidents of the American Bar Association, William C. Hubbard and James R Silkenat and leading barrister Hilary Heilbron QC. It’s fair to say that there isn’t a contributor to this book that isn’t similarly distinguished. The various contributions cover such topics pertaining to the rule of law as economic sustainability… the challenge and threat of corruption… women’s issues of equality and inequality… the implications of culture youth and neuroscience… and of course, much more. Writing in the Foreword, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg refers to Magna Carta and the ‘twin pillars’ of the rule of law: ‘the supremacy of the law over the will of the king -- and an independent, incorruptible judiciary, sworn to render judgments in accord with the law of the land.’ As the subtitle indicates, this book offers a useful international perspective on the rule of law itself, its implications worldwide and the theory and practice by which it may, or might, be introduced and implemented across a range of jurisdictions. Academics, students and general readers, as well as lawyers worldwide will find this book, with its timely reappraisal of the rule of law, particularly informative and inspiring. Also note the four appendices, which include the Constitution of the United States. Published on behalf of the International Bar Association in 2015, this book should be regarded as an essential purchase for the well-stocked law library.
Date published: 2016-02-26