Constitutional Rights in Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal
Simon N.M. Young
Centre for Comparative and Public Law; University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
November 1, 2011
Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, Vol. 27, pp. 67-96, 2011
University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012/001
This article analyzes the first ten years of constitutional rights cases in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal from 1999 to 2009. In it's caseload of 45 rights cases, the Court heard a diverse range of rights issues and upheld the majority of the rights arguments. It decided cases efficiently, made strategic use of its procedure to allow an overseas common law judge to sit on cases, and generally spoken in one voice. The Court’s jurisprudence and track record provides a foundation for the continued protection of human rights in Hong Kong.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: Human Rights, Hong Kong, Court of Final Appeal
JEL Classification: K40, K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 30, 2012 ; Last revised: February 3, 2012
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