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Title Judicial independence and the rule of law in Hong Kong / edited by Steve Tsang.

Published New York : Palgrave, 2000.

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 UniM Law  KT 4365.25 JUD    DUE 13-11-19
Physical description xvi, 208 pages ; 23 cm.
Series St. Antony's series.
St. Antony's series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Commitment to the Rule of Law and Judicial Independence / Steve Tsang 1 -- An uncertain beginning 2 -- Continuity and changes 12 -- 2 Rule of Law and Criminal Justice in the Nineteenth Century / Christopher Munn 19 -- Decline of the Supreme Court's criminal jurisdiction 21 -- Summary justice, preventive justice and state-created crime: the Magistracy 29 -- Alternative justice 33 -- Executive interference in sentences 39 -- Did the rule of law matter? 43 -- 3 Judicial Independence under the Basic Law / Byron S.J. Weng 48 -- Judicial autonomy of the SAR 49 -- Principle of judicial independence 50 -- Application of the laws of the SAR 55 -- Interpretation of law and judicial review 58 -- Jurisdictions of the SAR courts 66 -- Pertinent international factors 67 -- Hypotheses 69 -- 4 National Security Factor: Putting Article 23 of the Basic Law in Perspective / Hualing Fu 73 -- National security and criminal law 74 -- Political context of Article 23 76 -- Crimes (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 1996 78 -- Official Secrets ordinance 80 -- Connection with foreign political organizations 82 -- National security 85 -- Keeping the common law tradition 87 -- Democratic conception of Article 23 88 -- Limits of Article 23 90 -- 5 Individual and Institutional Independence of the Judiciary / Peter Wesley-Smith 99 -- Theory 99 -- Basic Law 104 -- Appointment and removal of judges 108 -- Financial Security 111 -- Independence of non-regular judges 115 -- Institutional independence 120 -- Other aspects 123 -- 6 Prospect for the Due Process under Chinese Sovereignty / Johannes Chan 132 -- Equality before the law 132 -- Who decides to prosecute? 137 -- Independence and impartiality of the judiciary 141 -- 7 Freedom of the Press and the Rule of Law / Richard Cullen 157 -- Overview of the media in Hong Kong 158 -- Regulatory framework 161 -- Judiciary and the media 163 -- Prevailing influences 168 -- 8 Prospects for the Rule of Law: the Political Dimension / Leo F. Goodstadt 180 -- Hong Kong environment 181 -- Expectations and apprehensions 185 -- Chinese environment 186 -- Defining the SAR's legal system 190.
Summary This book examines whether judicial independence and the rule of law can survive in Hong Kong under Chinese sovereignty. Contributors assess 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. They also scrutinize the threats stemming from the need to accommodate national security and wider political concerns. These 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.
Other author Tsang, Steve Yui-Sang, 1959-
Subject Rule of law -- China -- Hong Kong.
Judicial power -- China -- Hong Kong.
Due process of law -- China -- Hong Kong.
ISBN 0333930525