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Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal : the development of the law in China's Hong Kong

Author: Simon N M Young; Yash P Ghai
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"In the years since it was established on 1 July, 1997, Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal has developed a distinctive body of new law and doctrine with the help of eminent foreign common law judges. Under the leadership of Chief Justice Andrew Li, it has also remained independent under Chinese sovereignty and become a model for other Asian final courts working to maintain the rule of law, judicial independence and
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon N M Young; Yash P Ghai
ISBN: 9781107011212 1107011213
OCLC Number: 840927769
Description: lv, 681 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Themes and arguments / Yash Ghai --
Part I. Final Appeals : Setting the Context --
Autonomy and the Court of Final Appeal : the constitutional framework / Yash Ghai --
Two interpreters of the basic law : the Court of Final Appeal and the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress / Xiaonan Yang --
A worthy predecessor? The Privy Council on Appeal from Hong Kong, 1853-1997 / Oliver Jones --
Part II. The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal --
Genesis of Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal / Simon N.M. Young, Antonio Da Roza and Yash Ghai --
Final Appeals then and now / Simon N.M. Young and Antonio Da Roza --
Jurisdiction and procedure / Antonio Da Roza --
A practitioner's perspective / Michael Thomas --
A human rights lawyer's perspective / Mark Daly --
Part III. Judges and Judging --
Role of the Chief Justice / Simon N.M. Young, Antonio Da Roza and Yash Ghai --
The judges / Simon N.M. Young and Antonio Da Roza --
Concurring and dissenting in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal / Jill Cottrell and Yash Ghai --
Part IV. Jurisprudence of the Court --
The common law Sir / Anthony Mason. Basic law jurisprudence of the Court of Final Appeal / Albert H.Y. Chen and P.Y. Lo --
Human rights / Simon N.M. Young --
Administrative law / Johannes Chan --
Criminal law / Simon N.M. Young --
Commercial law / William Waung --
Land law / Malcolm Merry --
Tort law / Rick Glofcheski --
Civil procedure / Gary Meggitt --
Part V. Perspectives from Beyond Hong Kong --
Impact of jurisprudence beyond Hong Kong / P.Y. Lo --
Macau's Court of Final Appeal / Jorge Godinho and Paulo Cardinal --
Foreign judges: a European perspective / Josef Marko.
Responsibility: edited by Simon N.M. Young and Yash Ghai.
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