Interpreting Hong Kong's Basic Law The Struggle for Coherence

by ; ;
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 12/15/2007
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
  • Free Shipping Icon

    Free Shipping on all Orders Over $35!*

    *excludes Marketplace items.

List Price: $99.99

Rent Digital

Online: 30 Days access
Downloadable: 30 Days
Online: 60 Days access
Downloadable: 60 Days
Online: 90 Days access
Downloadable: 90 Days
Online: 120 Days access
Downloadable: 120 Days
Online: 180 Days access
Downloadable: 180 Days
Online: 1825 Days access
Downloadable: Lifetime Access


This book is meant to fill the gap in the understanding of approaches to constitutional law in the Mainland, and to allow comparison with the practices in Hong Kong and internationally.

Author Biography

Fu Hualing, LLB (Southwestern University of Politics and Law) MA (Toronto), D Juri (Osgood Hall) is Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. He teaches and researches on issues relating to human rights in China and legal relations between Hong Kong and Mainland China.  
Lison Harris
was Assistant Research Officer in the Centre for Comparative and Public Law. She now works in the Department of Justice of New Zealand.
Simon NM Young, BArtsSc(McMaster), LLB(Toronto), LLM(Cantab)
is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.  He is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong.  Young was a prosecutor in Canada before coming to Hong Kong University where he has taught criminal law, evidence, legal aspects of white collar crime, and rights and remedies in the criminal process.  He is currently completing his pupillage to qualify as a Hong Kong barrister.  His works in constitutional law include editor of the Hong Kong Basic Law Bibliography, co-editor of a book on national security laws in Hong Kong, pioneering research on Hong Kong’s functional constituencies, and other publications on Hong Kong’s human rights system, anti-terrorism laws and the right to vote.

Table of Contents

Interpreting Hong Kong's Basic Law
Legislative History, Original Intent, and the Interpretation of the Basic Law
Embracing Universal Standards? The Role of International Human Rights Treaties in Hong Kong's Constitutional Jurisprudence
Constitutionalism in the Shadow of the Common Law: The Dysfunctional Interpretive Politics of Article 8 of the Hong Kong Basic Law
Interpreting Constitutionalism and Democratisation in Hong Kong
Forcing the Dance: Interpreting the Hong Kong Basic Law
Crossing The Border
The Political Economy of Interpretation
One Term, Two Interpretations: The Justifications and the Future of Basic Law Interpretation
Rethinking Judicial Reference: Barricades at the Gateway?
Formalism and Commitment in Hong Kong's Constitutional Development
Legislative Interpretation and The Prc Constitution
Legislative Interpretation by China's National People's Congress Standing Committee: a Power with Roots in the Stalinist Conception of Law
Of Iron or Rubber? People's Deputies of Hong Kong to the National People's Congress
China's Constitutionalism
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.

This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.

By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.

A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.

Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.