Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
lv, 681 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Themes and arguments / Yash Ghai Part I. Final Appeals : Setting the Context Autonomy and the Court of Final Appeal : the constitutional framework / Yash Ghai Two interpreters of the basic law : the Court of Final Appeal and the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress / Xiaonan Yang A worthy predecessor? The Privy Council on Appeal from Hong Kong, 1853-1997 / Oliver Jones Part II. The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Genesis of Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal / Simon N. M. Young, Antonio Da Roza and Yash Ghai Final Appeals then and now / Simon N. M. Young and Antonio Da Roza Jurisdiction and procedure / Antonio Da Roza A practitioner's perspective / Michael Thomas A human rights lawyer's perspective / Mark Daly Part III. Judges and Judging Role of the Chief Justice / Simon N. M. Young, Antonio Da Roza and Yash Ghai The judges / Simon N. M. Young and Antonio Da Roza Concurring and dissenting in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal / Jill Cottrell and Yash Ghai Part IV. Jurisprudence of the Court The common law Sir / Anthony Mason.Basic law jurisprudence of the Court of Final Appeal / Albert H. Y. Chen and P. Y. Lo Human rights / Simon N. M. Young Administrative law / Johannes Chan Criminal law / Simon N. M. Young Commercial law / William Waung Land law / Malcolm Merry Tort law / Rick Glofcheski Civil procedure / Gary Meggitt Part V. Perspectives from Beyond Hong Kong Impact of jurisprudence beyond Hong Kong / P. Y. Lo Macau's Court of Final Appeal / Jorge Godinho and Paulo Cardinal Foreign judges: a European perspective / Josef Marko.
"In the years since it was established on 1 July, 1997, Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal has developed a distinctive body of new law and doctrine with the help of eminent foreign common law judges. Under the leadership of Chief Justice Andrew Li, it has also remained independent under Chinese sovereignty and become a model for other Asian final courts working to maintain the rule of law, judicial independence and professionalism in challenging political environments. In this book, leading practitioners, jurists and academics examine the Court's history, operation and jurisprudence, and provide a comparative analysis with European courts and China's other autonomous final court in Macau. It also makes use of extensive empirical data compiled from the jurisprudence to illuminate the Court's decision-making processes and identify the relative impacts of the foreign and local judges"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KNQ9335.2.H54 H665 2014
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