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Legal Affairs: Dreyfus, Guantánamo, and the Foundation of the Rule of Law

By   /  February 18, 2013  /  Constitutional Law, Featured 

Prison Cell

The Dreyfus affair reminds us that the rule of law and basic human rights are not self-executing. In a democracy, individual rights and the rule of law are designed to check popular power and protect the individual from the majority. Yet paradoxically, they cannot do so without substantial popular support. [...]

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