Thematic Areas

Thematic Areas2015-09-10T11:47:43+00:00

The rule of law relates to and furthers each of the three pillars of United Nations work; peace and security, development and human rights.  These pillars are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.  As the Secretary-General noted, “there will be no development without security and no security without development. And both development and security also depend on respect for human rights and the rule of law” (A/59/2005, annex, para. 2). Of particular importance, the rule of law and human rights have an indivisible and intrinsic relationship.  The rule of law is the vehicle for the promotion and protection of the common normative framework. It provides a structure through which the exercise of power is subjected to agreed rules, guaranteeing the protection of all human rights.