Faith

Rule of law mandates that people’s fundamental right to freedom of religion is respected. Further, in many contexts, an effective rule of law is one that balances mainstream beliefs with local tradition, promoting harmonious linkages between formal and traditional structures of justice. This inclusion gives people greater access to justice, freedom of expression, and overall accessibility to public information and legal language. Additionally, faith leaders can and should play a constructive role in advancing the rule of law, whether through educational efforts or direct interventions to promote adherence to the rule of law.