Law and Justice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition


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Law and Justice in Hong Kong

Jun 2016

The second edition of Law and Justice in Hong Kong offers readers a fully updated account of the legal system of Hong Kong, the only common law jurisdiction in East Asia. Written in a lucid narrative style, it provides a clear explanation of the fundamental principles of Hong Kong law and legal procedure with reference to wider global and regional developments. It also explains the crucial role played by the rule of law in Hong Kong’s historic transition from a cluster of marginal fishing settlements into a leading international financial centre over the course of one and a half century.

Fully updated and revised  
• Uses new cases and cutting-edge legal scholarship to illustrate the function and structure of law and justice
• Covers latest developments including widespread public debate about the rule of law and judicial independence, the establishment of the Competition Tribunal, the legal boundaries of prosecutorial and police powers, and cross-border legal exchanges between Hong Kong and mainland China
A practical approach to provide a concise & quick summary of fundamental legal and constitutional principles:
• Uses charts and diagrams to enhance understanding of legal concepts
• Includes a concise summary of key points at the end of each chapter