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The judicial construction of Hong Kong's Basic Law : courts, politics and society after 1997

Author: P Y Lo
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2014]
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China has granted Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy through the Basic Law under the principle of ""one country, two systems"". Hong Kong's legal system under the Basic Law is based on the common law and is administered by independent courts. By interpreting the Basic Law, Hong Kong's courts have reviewed legislation and executive decisions, and have achieved a ""second founding"" of the Basic Law as an enforceable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lo, P.Y.
Judicial construction of Hong Kong's Basic Law.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014487152
(OCoLC)872034320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P Y Lo
ISBN: 9789888455669 9888455664
OCLC Number: 1048896256
Notes: Includes excerpts from the Hong Kong Basic Law (pages 551-558).
Description: 1 online resource (xlii, 580 pages)
Contents: Introduction and background to the study --
The pioneering judicial voyage : 1997-2013 --
The HKSAR courts' vulnerable judicial supremacy --
The intra-SAR relationships : the executive, the legislature and the judiciary --
The central-SAR relationship --
Reconstructing the judicial or judicial reconstruction.
Responsibility: Lo Pui Yin.

Abstract:

China has granted Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy through the Basic Law under the principle of ""one country, two systems"". Hong Kong's legal system under the Basic Law is based on the common law and is administered by independent courts. By interpreting the Basic Law, Hong Kong's courts have reviewed legislation and executive decisions, and have achieved a ""second founding"" of the Basic Law as an enforceable constitution. This book is the first comprehensive account of how the Hong Kong courts gained this vital power of judicial review. Through an analysis of important court cases sinc.

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