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The Hong Kong Legal System 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781108721820
Published: December 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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This book provides an introduction to the legal system in Hong Kong. Understanding Hong Kong's legal system today requires both an understanding of the British origins of much of the laws and legal institutions as well as the uniquely Hong Kong developments in the application of the Basic Law under "one country, two systems". These features of the Hong Kong legal system are explored in this book, which takes into account developments in the two decades or so of the new legal framework in Hong Kong since the 1997 handover. In providing both an exposition of the legal institutions in Hong Kong and legal method under Hong Kong's legal system (including practical guidance and examples on case law, statutory interpretation and legal research), this book is ideal for first-year law students, students of other disciplines who study law and readers who have an interest in Hong Kong's unique legal system.

Other Jurisdictions , Hong Kong
Preface to the 2nd edition
Table of cases
Table of legislation
1. Introduction and overview
2. Functions and concepts of law
3. Governance in Hong Kong
4. Sources of law
5. The court system and the doctrine of precedent
6. The process of legislation
7. Statutory interpretation
8. Criminal justice system
9. Civil justice system
10. Alternative methods of resolving disputes
11. Access to justice
12. Finding and citing legal materials
13. Interface between Hong Kong and international and Chinese law