Importance of Rule of Law to Civil Society
Campbell, James M., Defense Counsel Journal
On May 1, 2010, the Joint Afghan-NATO training mission in Afghanistan celebrated for the first time "Afghanistan Law Day," reinforcing the United States' most recent refrain to Afghani President Hamid Karzai, "without respect for the rule of law, there can be no civil society." First established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day celebrates and rededicates the commitment of the United States and its allies to upholding the rule of law as a means to promoting a more stable society in which economic expansion will flourish.
The example of Afghanistan proves instructive of the ways that respect for the rule of law promotes civil society. We frequently hear news stories of …
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Publication information: Article title: Importance of Rule of Law to Civil Society. Contributors: Campbell, James M. - Author. Journal title: Defense Counsel Journal. Volume: 77. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 2010. Page number: 287+. © 1999 International Association of Defense Counsels. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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