PRINCIPLE 3 – RULE OF LAW
“The rule of law should be respected, thus providing everyone with legal certainty, including foreseeable law, in which everyone is treated in a dignified, equal, rational, and proportional manner, within a framework in which the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary are guaranteed throughout the country.”
3.1 OUTCOME: Legality prevails and legal certainly is guaranteed, including a transparent, accountable, and democratic process for enacting laws.
3.2 OUTCOME: Measures are in place to ensure equality of the law and non-discrimination, and to prevent any misuse of powers, including legal safeguards against arbitrariness and abuse of power by public authorities.
3.3 OUTCOME: Administrative acts/decisions need to be motivated.
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