Excessive extralegal powers


Highly placed political figures always can draw upon greater powers than they are legally entitled to. Royalty and heads of state are permitted their positions, finally, on the basis of trust by the citizenry (or disinterest, whichever is stronger). The result is that where there exists a leader, there exists the possibility of their grabbing power before the legal systems may take effect to stop them.

Broader Problems:
Abuse of government power
Government Nation state
Law Legality
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
16.06.2019 – 23:36 CEST