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Reforming Law Reform - Perspectives from Hong Kong and Beyond
 

Reforming Law Reform - Perspectives from Hong Kong and Beyond (Hardback)

By Tilbury, Michael
By Young, Simon N. M.
By Ng, Ludwig

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As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong has its own legal system rooted in the common law. Reforms to this system take into account Hong Kong's unique conditions as an international city and draw widely on practices around the world. Since 1980 recommendations from... read full description below.

ISBN 9789888208241
Barcode 9789888208241
Published 15 March 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9789888208241
ISBN-10 9888208241
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint Hong Kong University Press
Publication Date 15 March 2014
International Publication Date 5 February 2014
Publication Country Hong Kong Hong Kong
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Tilbury, Michael
By Young, Simon N. M.
By Ng, Ludwig
Category Common Law
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 560g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Law reform - China - Hong Kong, Law reform
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 340.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong has its own legal system rooted in the common law. Reforms to this system take into account Hong Kong's unique conditions as an international city and draw widely on practices around the world. Since 1980 recommendations from a Law Reform Commission, chaired by the Secretary for Justice, have resulted in comprehensive revisions in key areas of law, ranging from commercial arbitration and interception of communications to divorce and copyright. Recently, however, the government has been slow to act on the Commission's recommendations. Questions have also arisen about whether the Commission -- under-resourced, part-time, and government-led -- can really meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated society. Is law reform itself also in need of reform? This collection of essays by distinguished experts from around the world seeks answers to the question. The book explores the varied experience of law reform in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions and makes recommendations for strengthening the process of law reform both in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This important book should be a wake-up call to lawmakers in Hong Kong and beyond on the urgent need for effective law reform. It is especially important for Hong Kong whose competitive advantage is being harmed by institutional paralysis and official le C Law reform is essential, especially in these fast-changing times. The law reform agency plays an important role in this process. This work examines the experience of the agency in Hong Kong and elsewhere and discusses how its effectiveness can be enhanc This is probably the first collection in Hong Kong of writings on law reform, examining clinically how law reform is, and can be processed with reference to other law reform institutions, in the pursuit of effectively meeting the often shifting needs of In this collection of essays the learned editors--Tilbury, Young and Ng--have drawn together an outstanding group of authors, representing many years of experience in law reform across the common law world. From the UK, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, the

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Author's Bio

Michael Tilbury is Kerry Holdings Professor in Private Law in the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. Simon N. M. Young is a professor in the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong and was formerly Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law. Ludwig Ng is a partner in ONC Lawyers, Hong Kong.

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