Why Rule of Law Remains Important

Straits Times, February 2012

1 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2012

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Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 22, 2012

Abstract

The rule of law is like oxygen: easily taken for granted, but quickly noticed when it is absent. If you have it, the rule of law makes organised society possible. If you lack the rule of law, it is a recipe for disorder and corruption. An extreme example of the absence of the rule of law is Somalia, where effective government has broken down completely. For many, Singapore epitomises the opposite: a state in which the rule of law is valued almost above all else.

Keywords: rule of law

Suggested Citation

Chesterman, Simon, Why Rule of Law Remains Important (February 22, 2012). Straits Times, February 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2031216

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