Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law (2nd Edition)
Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law (Hong Kong University Press, 2016)
15 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2018 Last revised: 10 Jul 2018
Date Written: August 15, 2016
The 2nd edition of this textbook has been thoroughly updated to offer fresh insights into the long-term impact of Hong Kong's constitutional developments that have recently captured worldwide attention, including the mass street protests in 2014 known as the Umbrella Movement. It includes a new concluding chapter analyzing the implications of these developments for the "one country, two systems" policy currently practised in Hong Kong, and whether that policy can survive for the remainder of the 50-year period promised under the HK Basic Law. The 2nd edition also includes new sections on the effect of separation of powers on the executive-legislative relationship, as well as the increasing use of proportionality in judicial review cases.
Keywords: Separation of Powers, Constitutional Law, Hong Kong
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