The Sources of Hong Kong Law

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-11-08
  • Publisher: Hong Kong Univ Pr

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Hong Kong has a curious mixture of laws old and new, written and unwritten, home-grown and imported. Made by various bodies in various ways with various results, these laws constitute a reasonably coherent body of rules, principles, practices, procedures,

Table of Contents

Table of cases
Table of legislation
The Common Lawp. 1
Understanding the common lawp. 3
Theories of adjudicationp. 21
The theory of stare decisisp. 31
The practice of horizontal stare decisisp. 65
Vertical stare decisis within Hong Kongp. 81
The Reception of English Lawp. 85
Statutory provisions importing English lawp. 87
Statute lawp. 103
The effect of pre-1843 Acts of Parliamentp. 115
Common law and equityp. 131
Practice and procedurep. 143
Vertical stare decisisp. 181
Chinese Law and Customp. 203
Chinese law and custom as a source of lawp. 205
Aspects of Statutory Interpretationp. 225
Ejusdem generis and the disjunctivep. 227
Literal or liberal?p. 237
Resort to Hansardp. 249
Offences of strict liabilityp. 255
Mandatory or directory?p. 273
Retroactive and retrospective ordinancesp. 289
Indexp. 303
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