Judiciary Essay

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A STRUCTURAL APPROACH TO THE RULE OF LAW AS A TOOL TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUBMITTED UNDER THE PSEUDONYM “Eunomia” “Eunomia” In Greek mythology, Eunomia was the goddess of law and legislation, of good order and lawful conduct. She was associated with the internal stability of a state, including the enactment of good laws and the maintenance of civil order. In present day Greek language, the word “eunomia” developed a meaning associated with the goddess’ virtues and high moral standards and the word was adopted to mean “good order, governance according to good laws”. The present legal system of Greece designates the Ombudsman to intervene in controversies involving individuals or legal entities against the public administration. The mediation process serves to protect the rights of the former and to ensure the compliance of the latter to the rule of law, operating as a measure to triumph over maladministration. To demonstrate the significance of good laws and civil order in the Greek culture, the Ombudsman’s current international activities include a “Eunomia” project, an action plan tasked to establish Ombudsman-type of mediation institutions in Southeast Europe, run under the auspices of the Council of Europe. ____________________ REFERENCES : http://www.greekembassy.nl/press http://en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Horae Prologue The rule of law is of great consequence to national development because the Constitution and the system of codes, laws and rules define the legal framework and the government structure within which socio-economic and political activities that lead to national development can take place. A treatment of the rule of law and its role in national development is covered in the succeeding pages in the context of its operation within a governmental framework. The function of the rule of law within a structural process flows from the

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