Just Application of The Rule of law: A Justification for Peaceful Co-existence

Asikaogu, Joannes and Eze, Franklin Amaechi and Makwudo, Kenechukwu.K. (2021) Just Application of The Rule of law: A Justification for Peaceful Co-existence. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5 (2). pp. 81-89. ISSN 2713-4698

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A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. Just application of the rule of laws as a justification for peaceful co-existence means that every individual should be treated the same by the civil society for the common good. An unjust law is no law at all; it acknowledges that authority is not legitimate unless it is good and right. Therefore, laws are bodies of rules for human conduct. They are meant to guide the actions of the individuals. Laws as a set of rules decided by a particular authority for the purpose of keeping the peace and security of the society means that a nation without laws is like a vehicle without wheels. The method of philosophical analysis is employed to expose the relevance of just application of laws as a justification for peaceful co-existence among individuals and nations. Without applying these laws justly, people cannot live peacefully together as there will be the problem and perpetual conflicting human rights. This is because the rule of law was conceived as something that should map out the ways and means of peaceful co-existence, progress and development of the society under a uniform rule guided system. This means that just application of the rule of law by the government will be a guide to everyday social and legal interaction and a means to prevent anarchy. When this is done, all citizens become equal in the law as well as before the law.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 13:03
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2022 13:03
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/3617

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