The Rule of Law Institute is an independent, politically non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation which promotes and protects the rule of law in Australia. To promote and protect the rule of law The Institute makes submissions to government on issues concerning the rule of law.

The Institute’s submissions are made on issues known as our ‘priorities’ that are derived from our principles. Our rule of law priorities highlight the importance of the rule of law across many areas of the legal system in maintaining a fair, stable legal system and democratic government in Australia.

To complement our submissions The Institute also runs legal education programs and creates resources for high school students, teachers, and university students. Our education programs also focus on relevant rule of law issues.

Model Litigant Rules

A level playing field in litigation between the government and the individual.

Access to Justice

The rule of Law is a hollow ideal without access to justice.

Common Law Rights

Presumption of innocence, procedural fairness, protected by an independent judiciary.

Free Speech and Media

To be able to speak out about the way the law is administered without fear.

Checks and Balances

Accountability and transparency in government.