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About the Course

"Be you so high, the law is above you." This principle, part of the Rule of Law, has come to represent the powerful idea that even politicians and monarchs are bound by the law. However in an age of powerful corporations, international cyber-crime and popular support for authoritarian leaders, the Rule of Law is under threat worldwide. This course, run by the Bingham Centre of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, will provide an introduction to headline issues around the Rule of Law. Each week we will tackle aspects of the Rule of Law and discuss how they are impacted by current events. The course will use video lectures, recommended reading, discussion questions and activities to enable you to develop your own perspective on the Rule of Law. Though this course sits at the intersection of law and politics, participants do not require any formal educational background in either of these subjects to join. The course will take place over 6 weeks with approximately 3 hours of content each week....

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Jan 6, 2022

I have learned a lot from this course. I got an important insight about th conception of rule of law and how it is central to any legal sytem. Thank you for this precious opportunity !


Jan 28, 2021

this course was important ,rich in huge information by rules of law that give people knowledge about their rights to protect themselves in life . thanks so much

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By Deleted A

Mar 8, 2020

Very intense and focused course, not for the faint-hearted or the insincere. Some questions have more than one answer and this is not clear at first. I got locked out for 8 hours in Section 3 where this phenomenon first appeared in the corse. Very, Very Informative and enlightening.

By Anurag T

Apr 12, 2020

It was an amazing learning experience. I enjoyed thoroughly. It was engaging and the professors were brilliant. The readings were very helpful.

By Ebee A

Apr 29, 2020

A brilliantly curated course. I had access to some of the finest material on various issues which I wouldnt have even got a chance to enjoy if I didnt get enrolled in the course. A thank you, a very sincere one is in order to the faculty members who diligently picked the course and made it available to the user in a seamless fashion. Each lesson here was too captivating

By Nora F

Nov 18, 2021

I found this course to be very stimulating, wide-ranging and packed with useful information. While all of the instructors were good presenters of useful input I found the style of presentation and content presented by Professor Michael Abiodun Olatokum to be extraordinarily well-done.

My only critique is that I found it very difficult to go back to previous weeks to review interesting or though provoking content after I had completed the final assignment. It would seem logical to expect that some students would be interested in checking out already reviewed articles or videos again before signing off forever. Nonetheless, I would like to state that overall, the ease of use and audio-visual quality was excellent, with the one noted exception. Thanks very much.

By Maricris I

Jul 13, 2021

I am not a law student or any related to this. I just took this course to learn some basic knowledge about the "rule of law" because I was curious about it. INTENSE. Literally, in the six weeks I had to search the legal terminologies I am not familiar with just to understand the lesson 😅 this is very interesting topic and I recommend this to everyone to know our rights as humans and how should our countries protect us and the law. Very enlightening course and hopefully it gain more enrollees. 💪✨


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By Sana K

Jan 29, 2021

this course was important ,rich in huge information by rules of law that give people knowledge about their rights to protect themselves in life . thanks so much


Aug 5, 2020

This course was very interesting. It made me have a higher awareness of the value of human rights and the importance of the rule of law.

By John d R

Dec 19, 2020

It really showed me how the rule of law has been applied throughout the world and it also changed my perspective of the matter. Thanks.

By Chun Y C

May 10, 2020

This course is a well designed one. It provides us a good comprehensive guide on Citizenship and the Rule of Law.

By Deleted A

May 6, 2021

Very nice and understandable course it greatly increased my knowledge in my basic right and so many others

By Mike C

Jul 28, 2020

Certainly an excellent legal education for the whole civic society delivered by a credible university!

By eilrich c

Jun 3, 2020

This course was slightly difficult but was very good to understand and easy

By Adv. A S

Apr 8, 2020

It was enlightening

By genoveva s

Nov 16, 2022

dear all this great coyrse i wile need to save all resurse from this course and i wile explein why because im ready to used the roules of law to be straight women. Im from minority coulture im roma women from us motherhood its very importmant i was maried and divrrsed bud i steel keep awer traditions about marid betwem woman and man in mi case . My data was aflicted and neau i make discouse with linkedndin to respect mi right . For minoriti people this ciriticel importmant . I was happy to be part from this travwel .

By Chak K C

Jul 3, 2022

It comprehensively coverss different aspects we should take into account when evaluating Rule of Law. Yet, to be honest, the world citizenship might bear relatively less linkage, especially for the last week which covers transnational issues of multinational corporations or supply chains. But this by no means mar the learning at all. In an age when authoritarian states resort to the term "Rule of Law" for strict obedience of its rule, this course equips learners with the tools to bust their lies. Highly recommended.

By Demetrio D

Jan 22, 2023

The course met all my expectations regarding the subject of the rule of law. The topics chosen for each of the lessons could not be the best. Each one of the topics was explained in a simple language, that even a person little versed in law can understand them. I thank Professor Michael Abiodun Olatokun for the way in which he has introduced and developed a topic that is talked about a lot, but not mastered by everyone.

By Paul V d E

Nov 9, 2021

A very interesting course! Well structured with lots of examples from around the world. A must if you are interested in law/justice. A few issues with access to the compulsory and/or optional readings (links did not always work). Quiz questions were very relevant. Current issues with fake news, use and/or abuse of websites with references to international treaties, conventions and best practices. Highly recommended.

By Alejandra

Jan 13, 2021

Thanks for teaching this course. In times like today, where there is a feeling of social decadence in some cultures, this course comes to vindicate the human spirit and make us think about the world in which we live and that every right we have today is the product of people and laws that have been improving over time, I loved this course, I recommend it

By Methinee S

Aug 10, 2022

very inspiring. The course help all people understand more why Rule of Law is requisite in the world today and how we the global citizen will help address this principle to alleviate the pain of millions of people who are suffering from the societies which lack rule of law or with weak rule of law.

By Dr. A R S

Aug 4, 2020

The course provides an insight into the issues associated with the rule of law and how it is connected with citizenship. The course helps in connecting different aspects of law applicable to an individual both national and internationally. I enjoyed my learning. Thank you.

By Rico J Y

Jun 12, 2021

This is an extremely trenchant course. The instructor and other presenters delivered the course with intellectual rigour and vigour. The course enabled me to deepen my knowledge of the core principles of the Rule of Law and to become a more avid Rule of Law defender.

By Sezer S

Mar 22, 2021

This course gave me new and very much needed perspective on the Rule of Law. I have learned a lot. I hope to use these informations in my career and academic life. I'm glad that I finished this course and get to know the people who are involved with this cause.

By Sami u

Dec 13, 2021

This course was very interesting. rich in huge information by rules of law that give people knowledge about their rights to protect themselves in life, It made me have a higher awareness of the value of human rights and the importance of the rule of law.

By Maliha K

May 15, 2021

Intense, broad spectrum, complex issues but very interestingly presented and provides opportunity to think analytically. I have missed lens of Child Rights and Business as being child rights activist in relation to business impact on child rights.