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Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon at the launch Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles on the Three Branches of Government (May 2004)

Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon at the launch Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles on the Three Branches of Government (May 2004)

Latimer House Principles

2004

The Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles govern issues such as the harmonious balancing of power and the interaction between parliament, the executive and the judiciary in democratic societies. They set out in detail the consensus arrived at by representatives of the three branches of government in the Commonwealth on how each of their national institutions should interrelate in the exercise of their institutional responsibility. The Principles specify restraint in the exercise of power within their respective constitutional spheres so that the legitimate discharge of constitutional functions by other institutions are not encroached on.

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