I. Introduction: Separation of Powers
We were delighted to receive the invitation from Professor Anton Cooray to be co-guest editors of this issue of the Journal of International and Comparative Law. We have chosen separation of powers as the special theme. The reasons are obvious. The separation of powers is today an integral part of constitutional theory and practice, and is at the core of the democratic polity. Montesquieu articulated a now self-evident proposition when he wrote that when all powers are concentrated in the same person it gives rise to a dictatorship: “There would be the end of everything, were the same man or the same body, whether of the nobles or of the people, to exercise these three powers, that of enacting laws, that of executing the public resolutions, and of trying the causes of individuals.”
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