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The authority and influence of the rule of law

Hong Kong police in the city's Mong Kok area on July 7. Six people were arrested for assaulting and obstructing a police officer when action was taken to disperse protesters. PHOTOS: ST FILE, BLOOMBERG, REUTERS
Hong Kong police in the city's Mong Kok area on July 7. Six people were arrested for assaulting and obstructing a police officer when action was taken to disperse protesters. PHOTOS: ST FILE, BLOOMBERG, REUTERS

This is a special Straits Times resource for junior college and pre-university students, as part of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz outreach.

The Supreme Court of Singapore outlines the rule of law as a “legal principle that requires everyone, including the Government, to obey the law”.

The supreme law of the land (or the mother of all laws) is the Constitution.

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