For successful operation or application of rule of law, the following factors must be ensured:
1. There must be judicial independence.
2. There must be a complete separation of powers.
3. Trials of suspects must be made public.
4. There must be a quick dispensation of justice.
5. There must be freedom of the press and that of citizens.
6. There must be a right to appeal, especially to seek redress in courts where the judgment was biased.
7. A true democracy must be entrenched.