This RECONNECT paper offers analysis of the best rule of law practices on national and supranational level. It relies on four types of practices: institutional, procedural, political, social. From the national perspective, it provides examples how best practices, despite technical and legislative differences, might lead to achieving the main rule of law aim – limiting the public power. Furthermore, the paper shows that each type of the rule of law practices are interrelated and to a great extent its practical role might be determined by local context – constitutional culture, political tradition – and not only the text of legal provisions. Finally, practices (and particular legal amendments) taken in isolation will not provide broader picture unless combined effect of overall elements is considered.