(a) List the three features of the rule of law (b) State four hindrances to the application of rule of law in the society.

(a) List the three features of the rule of law
(b) State four hindrances to the application of rule of law in the society.
Solution & Explanation:
a. Features of the rule of law
1. Supremacy of the law.
2. Equality before the law.
3. Respect for human rights.
4. Application of due process of regular laws/ absence of arbitrary rule/law or arbitrariness in the application of the law.

b. Hindrances to the application of rule of law in the society
1. Dictatorial forms of government.
2. Lack of judicial independence.
3. Declaration of state of emergency.
4. Immunity enjoyed by some public officials’ such as judges, presidents, governors, ambassadors etc.
5. Use of special courts for some cases e.g tribunal.
6. Corruption on the part of judicial officials.

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