Law and Justice in Hong Kong: Principles of the Legal System (4thEdition)
Sweet & Maxwell
Published in September 2022
'This book, Law and Justice in Hong Kong, has become an indispensable reference for anyone interested in or working with the Hong Kong legal system.'
Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin PC, CC, CStJ, Non–Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, Chief Justice of Canada (2000–2017)
Thoroughly rewritten and updated, the fourth edition of Law and Justice in Hong Kong continues to offer readers a comprehensive account of the legal system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China—the only common law jurisdiction in East Asia. Featuring discussions of the latest case law, the COVID-19 pandemic, and watershed legal events in recent years, it enables readers to appreciate the fundamental principles of law and the administration of justice that drove Hong Kong’s historic transition from a fishing settlement into a leading international financial centre over the course of nearly two centuries.
An essential text for students studying Legal System and Legal Research, this book is useful also to legal practitioners, jurists, and general readers, both in Hong Kong and abroad, who find interest in the spectacle of an internationalised common law system operating under the sovereignty of the world’s most powerful socialist state.