MARK BARNES: Law must always prevail over public opinion
Hong Kong protests are essentially about extradition rights, but agreements are written to survive changes in people with changing minds and changes in political leadership
The rule of law is still the final arbiter, the final resting place of dispute resolution, across the civilised world. The law still has the final say, as it should.
Whatever political forces or business ambitions are at the table at any point in time they matter less than what is written in the law, in the agreement, for so long as it remains in force.