GLOSSARY TERM  
  Basic Law  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  This provides the constitutional framework for the legal system of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) legal system, which is different from that of the legal system of the PRC, is based on the English common law, supplemented by local legislation. It is known by the principle of ‘one country, two systems’. The system is based on the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.