World leaders reaffirm commitment to rule of lawListen /
The rule of law is generally understood to mean that people in societies should be governed by laws with no-one being above the law.
When disputes occur between people, judges should adjudicate in courts of law.
Constitutions form the basis for laws that are passed in democratic countries.
At the international level, the rule of law applies to actions by individual countries or what is referred to as Member States.
The United Nations General Assembly discussed the rule of law on Monday.
Derrick Mbatha reports