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The Hong Kong Legal System

Stefan H. C. Lo, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wing Hong Chui, City University of Hong Kong


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…

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  • Provides an overview of different legal theories and legal institutions in Hong Kong's legal system including examples on case law, statutory interpretation and legal research that will enable students to obtain a solid foundational understanding of the legal system
  • Features an entire chapter on finding and citing legal materials to assist students with legal research in their independent learning
  • Provides illustrative examples to guide students through parts of a statute and a case, building a student's confidence in reading legislation and cases

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