Equality before the law

principle that each individual must be treated equally by the law without discrimination or privileges by the government

Equality before the law, also known as equality under the law, equality in the eyes of the law, legal equality, or legal egalitarianism, is the principle that all people must be equally protected by the law.[1] The principle requires a systematic rule of law that observes due process to provide equal justice, and requires equal protection ensuring that no individual nor group of individuals be privileged over others by the law.

Proclamation by Sir George Arthur to native peole from Tasmania. Arthur wanted to show the equality of white and black before the law


  1. "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". www.un.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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