New Basis for Dealing Between Rulers and Peoples
Iraq the Model writes that Saddam Hussein's verdict – 'Death by hanging for the charge of murder, for crimes against humanity'- means that a “new basis for dealing between rulers and peoples" has been found. He puts it simply: “No one is above the law anymore.”
The Brits established this principle in the Charter of Liberties signed by Henry I in 1100. Then they fought to defend it for the next thousand years.