The Rule of Law in the United States: a survey

In the ten years since the ICJ was organized in 1952 it has become so well known in so many centers of legal culture throughout the free world – the high courts, university law faculties, practitioners, associations and institutes – that repetition of its origin, purpose and history is unnecessary.

It has fostered the creation of national sections and co-operating groups in many countries. In the United States the unit is the “Committee to Co-operate with the International Commission of Jurists,” formed by the Section of International and Comparative Law of the American Bar Association. This “Survey of the Rule of Law in the United States” was undertaken by this Committee in response to a “Survey Questionnaire” prepared by the Commission in February 1960. We understand that similar studies have been prepared by corresponding groups in other countries.

United States-rule of law survey-thematic report-1962-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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