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Author Lo, P. Y., author

Title The judicial construction of Hong Kong's Basic Law : courts, politics and society after 1997 / Lo Pui Yin
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2014]
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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
Summary 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
Notes Includes excerpts from the Hong Kong Basic Law (pages 551-558)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-549) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject 880-01 Hong Kong (China). Xianggang Tebie Xingzhengqu ji ben fa.
880-01 Hong Kong (China). 香港特別行政區基本法.
Constitutional law -- China -- Hong Kong.
Judicial power -- China -- Hong Kong.
Separation of powers -- China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888455669 (electronic bk.)
9888455664 (electronic bk.)