The Basic Law enshrines the fundamental concept of “one country, two systems”. It guarantees an independent judiciary that upholds the rule of law and safeguards the rights and freedoms of individuals. However, since the social unrest in Hong Kong from June 2019, the concept of the Rule of Law has been under increasing strain. There is a need to reinforce the study, discussion and promotion of the meaning and importance of the Rule of Law in Hong Kong.
The work of the Centre for the Rule of Law (CRL) includes: