This module addresses the law relating to the control of the power of government as exercised by public authorities. The legal limitations of the power of government are emphasized. The protection of citizens against abuse and the legal remedies available are also discussed.
In addition, the circumstances in which public authorities can be compelled to perform duties imposed upon them are explored. The module provides participants with the opportunity to assess the manner in which public officials are required to discharge their functions. This will provide a measure of the effectiveness of the constitution through the execution of its rules by those authorized to do so.