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Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong
     

Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong

by Steve Tsang (Editor), Steve Tsang (Editor)
 

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This book examines whether judicial independence and the rule of law can survive in Hong Kong under Chinese sovereignty. It examines their protection under the Basic Law, the institutional and individual independence of the judiciary, and the maintenance of the due process and a free press. It also scrutinizes the threats from the need to accommodate national security

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This book examines whether judicial independence and the rule of law can survive in Hong Kong under Chinese sovereignty. It examines their protection under the Basic Law, the institutional and individual independence of the judiciary, and the maintenance of the due process and a free press. It also scrutinizes the threats from the need to accommodate national security and wider political concerns. The assessments are set in the context of a comparison with the early years of British rule, and based on developments in the two years following the handover.

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'...painstaking, well-documented, and plain-spoken survey of one of the foundations of life in Hong Kong today.' - Jonathan Mirsky

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The Crown Colony of Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in July 1997. This book examines whether judicial independence and the rule of law can survive in Hong Kong under Chinese sovereignty. It examines their protection under Hong Kong's Basic Law, the institutional and individual independence of the judiciary, and the maintenance of due process and a free press. Material originated at a 1998 workshop held at the Asian Studies Center at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, and has been revised to take into account new developments through June 1999. Tsang is reader in politics and research fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, and director of its Asian Studies Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333930526
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
St. Antony's Series , #14227
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

JOHANNES CHAN Professor and Head, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong
RICHARD CULLEN Professor of Head, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University
HUALING FU Assistant Professor, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong
LEO GOODSTADT formerly Hong Kong government's Chief Policy Adviser as Head of its Central Policy Unit
CHRISTOPHER MUNN Lecturer and author
BYRON S.J. WENG formerly Professor and Chairman, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong
PETER WESLEY-SMITH formerly Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Hong Kong

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