Our vision is of a world in which every society is governed by the Rule of Law "in the interests of good government and peace at home and in the world at large".
It is the vision of Tom Bingham, as set out in his wonderfully accessible Penguin book, The Rule of Law , published in 2010, in which he wrote:
"The rule of law is one of the greatest unifying factors, perhaps the greatest ... It remains an ideal, but an ideal worth striving for".
The Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG was the pre-eminent UK judge of his generation, who crowned his judicial career by leaving us arguably the best account of what the Rule of Law means in practice and why it is so important in any civilised society - too important to remain the exclusive preserve of courts and lawyers.