Making the powerful answerable to law - EXPeditions

Making the powerful answerable to law

by Helena Kennedy
  • Key point 1
    The Magna Carta was a way of saying to the king, you, too, are answerable to law. It’s now taken as a principle of law around the world.
  • Key point 2
    The idea that there should be an independent judiciary separate from the State is a vital element in the rule of law – a judiciary that is beyond reproach, that is independent and that makes decisions without fear or favour.
  • Key point 3
    We can’t remove law from its social context. It’s very important law doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Both international and domestic law are affected by what is taking place.