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Hong Kong"s basic law

Hong Kong"s basic law

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Published by Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong .
Written in English

  • Law -- Hong Kong -- Congresses.

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    Statement[edited by Peter Wesley-Smith]
    ContributionsWesley-Smith, Peter., University of Hong Kong. Faculty of Law.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination99 p. ;
    Number of Pages99
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14934299M

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A book published by Hong Kong University Press introducing the Hong Kong Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution, during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Amendment to Annex II to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of Hong Kongs basic law book Concerning the Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Its Voting Procedures (Recorded at the Sixteenth Session of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National.

Basic Law of the HKSAR. The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (The Basic Law) was adopted on April 4, by the Seventh National People’s Congress (NPC) of the PRC.

It was put into effect on July 1, THE DOCUMENT The Basic Law is a constitutional document for the HKSAR. It enshrines within a legal document the. This book is a collection of chapters by leading constitutional law experts in Hong Kong who examine the interpretive issues and conflicts which have arisen since Intervention by China in constitutional interpretation has been restrained but each intervention has Cited by: 6.

Article 23 poses a great danger to the civil liberties and fundamental freedoms to the people of Hong Kong and those who visit Hong Kong soil.

On Septemthe government of Hong Kong published a discussion document including a suggestion to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law. 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 Hong Kongs basic law book vital power of Hong Kongs basic law book by: 3.

The charges were in violation of Hong Kongs basic law book Kong’s Basic Law constitution that contained all the promises Beijing had made before In her book, 'Keeping Democracy at Bay: Hong Kong and the. Latest news on Hong Kong Basic Law, including Hong Kongs basic law book Kong protests and Hong Kong democracy.

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Includes appendix: The draft Basic law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (for solicitation of opinions), p.

Legislative history, original intent, and the interpretation of the Basic Law / Simon N.M. Young --Embracing universal standards?: the role of international human rights treaties in Hong Kong's constitutional jurisprudence / Carole J.

Petersen --Constitutionalism in the shadow of the common law: the dysfunctional interpretive politics of. This book, containing chapters authored by members of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong, covers all aspects of the Basic Law.

The authors have tried to be ambitious, and aimed to include treatment not just of the legal constitutional dimensions of the Basic Law but also to impart a sense of its historical, social, economic and.

The future of Hong Kong’s autonomy remains uncertain, because it is structured by a complex three-way interaction between Hong Kongers, China, and. Article 23 of Hong Kong’s Hong Kongs basic law book Basic Law constitution stipulates that the Legislative Council must outlaw all acts of treason, secession, sedition, subversion, theft of state secrets.

The Basic Law ensures that the legal system in the HKSAR will continue to give effect to the rule of law by providing that the laws previously in force in Hong Kong shall be maintained, save for any that contravene the Basic Law and subject to any subsequent amendment by.

Occupied by the UK inHong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century.

Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 DecemberHong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on 1 July   The case of the disappearing booksellers has touched a nerve in Hong Kong: Once again, the Chinese authorities seem willing to violate the territory’s Basic Law, its mini constitution since   The declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the city’s constitutional document, enshrine the city’s “capitalist system and way of life” and grant it “a high degree of autonomy.

The Basic Law Library is a joint project of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Basic Law Institute.

The Library was opened on 20 December and is managed by the Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The Basic Law Library located at the 5/F of City Hall Public Library has an area of about m2.

The two offices have “supervisory power,” they said, over how Hong Kong implements the Basic Law, its quasi-constitution, and the “one country, two systems” agreement that Beijing will. Hong Kong citizens increasingly see themselves as part of a besieged city-state with its own civic nationalism and sense of existential threat.

Inunder the terms of the Basic Law, the city. The Basic Law is Hong Kong's mini-constitution which governs its relations with Beijing. The court did not rule whether or not the ordinance was 'unconstitutional'. Hong Kong’s chief executive said Wednesday she would drop the proposed extradition law, making it safer for Lam to return.

But he still faces the threat of arrest, a tool that Hong Kong. If China would grant its Hong Kong subjects the freedoms and rights promised in the Sino-British Joint Declaration for Britain ending its rule over Hong Kong and subsequently enshrined in the Basic Law (the city’s mini-constitution), the vast majority of people in Hong.

China’s “one country, two systems” model elaborated in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law promise Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy, universal suffrage, human rights and the rule of law. The June Chinese White Paper on the “one country, two systems” model and the August NPC Standing.

Unlike its Chinese counterparts, Hong Kong courts enjoy constitutional review powers and have regularly struck down local laws for being inconsistent with the Basic Law. Under Article of the Basic Law, the final interpreter of the Basic Law is the NPCSC, but Article 19 of the Basic Law vests the final adjudicative power in the Court of.

Hong Kong, special administrative region (Pinyin: tebie xingzhengqu; Wade-Giles romanization: t’e-pieh hsing-cheng-ch’ü) of China, located to the east of the Pearl River (Xu Jiang) estuary on the south coast of China. The region is bordered by Guangdong province to the north and the South China Sea to the east, south, and west.

It consists of Hong Kong Island, originally ceded by China to. Inwhen the pro-Beijing government attempted to change Hong Kong’s Basic Law in ways that could have limited freedom of speech, overprotesters marched in the annual July 1.

Under the Basic Law, which has been in place since the UK handed Hong Kong back to China inHong Kongers are guaranteed a level of autonomy and freedoms that mainland Chinese don’t have.

An independent judiciary, for instance, and the right to protest are among them. The international community is also taking note. Hong Kong’s world-class judiciary is meant to be independent. Yet, in recent years, Hong Kong’s courts have found themselves facing increasing political pressure.

Under Hong Kong’s Basic Law, Beijing retains the authority to interfere in highly charged human rights cases and has exercised that power as recently as More generally, as. The Basic Law will stipulate that after "the socialist system and socialist policies shall not be practised in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and that Hong Kong's previous.

An extraordinary feature of Hong Kong is the way that its constitution, the Basic Law, and its application have become more a matter of financial considerations than legal principles. The government has come to take it for granted that it can refuse the rights of Hong Kong people clearly defined by the Basic Law on no stronger grounds than the.

Hong Kong has two general law reporters: HK Law Reports and Digest and HK Cases (present). The Government Printer published HK Law Reports, the predecessor to HKLRD, from to Specialist law reporters focus on a particular court or area.

Kong’s Basic Law: The Struggle for Coherence book because this book offers you rich data and knowledge. Of course the data in this book hundred pct guarantees there is no doubt in it you probably know this.

Angela Kiefer: Beside this specific Interpreting Hong Kong’s Basic Law: The Struggle for Coherence in your phone, it. Basic Law, Arti The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall enact laws on its own to prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion against the Central People's Government, or theft of state secrets, to prohibit foreign political organizations or bodies from conducting political activities in the Region, and to.

First, the NPCSC has not hesitated to deliver “interpretations” of Hong Kong’s Basic Law of its own accord, effectively short-circuiting pending or imminent litigation in Hong Kong—or even, as occurred with the “interpretation” relating to oath-taking by legislators-elect, dictating outcomes to the Hong Kong judiciary.

Article of the Basic Law grants the NPCSC the power to interpret the law—but only under three criteria, writes Cora Chan, associate professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. First. Hong Kong's failure to pass an anti-sedition law has long been a source of frustration for Beijing. Article 23 of the Basic Law -- Hong Kong's mini constitution -- says the city must create a law.

Greater China Legal History Seminar Series – “The Origins of Hong Kong’s Basic Law” by Prof. Albert H Y Chen (Online) 17 April,   If local law, the Basic Law and the bill of rights in Hong Kong are breached, further writs of habeas corpus are inevitable.

The Hong Kong legal code will not be altered by these events. The Basic Author: Keith Oderberg. The Basic Law, and the Chinese pdf for that matter, are silent on what happens after Therefore anything could happen and everyone has motivation to work towards their desired outcome.

There is quite a decent chance Hong Kong keeps the same system it has in place right now. The Basic Law (of Death) Courtesy: Badiucao Gongle. Badiucao’s exhibition in Hong Kong, slated to open Nov. 3, was going to center around Beijing’s tightening grip over Hong Kong.

Read more ebook sharing. On 1 July, Hong Kong marks the 20th anniversary of the handover from British rule back to China.

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