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Learning Outcomes for the Course and Week 1

These are the learning outcomes for the Course and for Unit 1.
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Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of your studies on this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the different definitions of the Rule of Law
  • Evaluate which definition of the Rule of Law you prefer
  • Explain how the Judiciary are separate from the Executive
  • Explain how the Judiciary uphold the Rule of Law using judicial review and human rights law
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of the Judiciary in upholding the Rule of Law

Week 1 concentrates on understanding the Rule of Law itself – as you will see, there is no formal definition of the Rule of Law.

Week 1 Learning Outcomes:

By the end of Week 1, you should be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the Rule of Law and appreciate the importance of the principle
  • Understand the different interpretations of the Rule of Law, and determine which definition you prefer
  • Identify potential breaches of the Rule of Law by examining some examples
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