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Reforming law reform : perspectives from Hong Kong and beyond

Author: Simon N M Young; M J Tilbury; Ludwig Ng
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong has its own legal system rooted in the common law. Reforms to this system take into account Hong Kong's unique conditions as an international city and draw widely on practices around the world. Since 1980, recommendations from a Law Reform Commission, chaired by the Secretary for Justice, have resulted in comprehensive revisions in key areas of law, ranging from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2014487160
(OCoLC)863195630
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon N M Young; M J Tilbury; Ludwig Ng
ISBN: 9789888455676 9888455672
OCLC Number: 1048444528
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Part A: The Context of Law Reform; 1. Law Reform Today; 2. Changing Fashions and Enduring Values in Law Reform; 3. Sources and Channels of Law Reform in Hong Kong; Part B: Law Reform Commissions; 4. Hong Kong's Law Reform Commission; 5. Law Reform: The UK Experience; 6. Lessons from Law Reform in Ontario and Elsewhere in Canada; 7. Lessons from a Small University-based Law Reform Body in Australia; Part C: Law Reform in Diverse Contexts; 8. Tortoise in Coma: Reform of Hong Kong's Insolvency Law; 9. The Dynamics of Labour Law Reform in Hong Kong 10. Equal Opportunities Law Reform in Hong Kong: The Impact of International Norms and Civil Society AdvocacyPart D: Law Reform and Privacy; 11. Reviewing the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance through Standstill and Crisis; 12. Privacy and Law Reform: What Can We Learn from the Hong Kong Process?; 13. Reforming Privacy Law in New South Wales: Lessons for Law Reform Agencies; Part E: Final Word; 14. Reforming Law Reform: Concluding Reflections; Index
Responsibility: edited by Michael Tilbury, Simon N.M. Young, and Ludwig Ng.

Abstract:

As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong has its own legal system rooted in the common law. Reforms to this system take into account Hong Kong's unique conditions as an international city and draw widely on practices around the world. Since 1980, recommendations from a Law Reform Commission, chaired by the Secretary for Justice, have resulted in comprehensive revisions in key areas of law, ranging from commercial arbitration and interception of communications to divorce and copyright. Recently, however, the government has been slow to act on the Commission's recommendations. Ques.

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