This doctrinal expression designates the legal regime in which the rulers and their agents are subject, for their particular decisions, to the observance of the rules of law established by laws and regulations. The rule of law implies the recognition of the principle of legality. In the strictest sense, a legal regime that subjects State agents, as well as simple individuals, to the rule of common law, applied by the common law judge.
“All those who have natural judgment judge that the laws are good because they have conduct as their purpose and comparatively those that give more occasion for a better conduct are better, because of the laws all of them have been given by us, others devised by men. , above all for the convenience of human life.”
- GIORDANO BRUNO