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A STRUCTURAL APPROACH TO
THE RULE OF LAW
AS A TOOL TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SUBMITTED UNDER THE PSEUDONYM
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.
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REFERENCES :
http://www.greekembassy.nl/press
http://en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Horae

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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 sovereign power, through a set of
laws, over a network of institutions, directed at the growth forces of
development and on to the subjects who are expected to act and perform
in accordance with defined rules. The function of the rule of law is
reliant on the balance of two “powers”: the degree of good governance
as administered by the sovereign power and the degree of citizen
participation, termed as “citizenry power”. These are the two active
powers that will determine the respect for rule of law in a country.
Thus, in this aspect, rule of law comprises the system of laws by which
the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government
contribute to the prevention of the arbitrary exercise of their respective
powers upon the citizens, through the preservation of citizens’ rights in
order to advance compliance, sustainability and predictability of laws
for the purpose of generating a well-ordered society that shall be
susceptible to growth forces that create and influence the conditions for
national development.
“Eunomia”

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A STRUCTURAL APPROACH TO THE RULE OF LAW AS A TOOL TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUBMITTED UNDER THE PSEUDONYM “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. ____________________ 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 fr ...
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