Includes excerpts from the Hong Kong Basic Law (pages 551-558).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-549) and index.
Introduction and background to the study -- The pioneering judicial voyage : 1997-2013 -- The HKSAR courts' vulnerable judicial supremacy -- The intra-SAR relationships : the executive, the legislature and the judiciary -- The central-SAR relationship -- Reconstructing the judicial or judicial reconstruction.
China has granted Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy through the Basic Law under the principle of ""one country, two systems"". Hong Kong's legal system under the Basic Law is based on the common law and is administered by independent courts. By interpreting the Basic Law, Hong Kong's courts have reviewed legislation and executive decisions, and have achieved a ""second founding"" of the Basic Law as an enforceable constitution. This book is the first comprehensive account of how the Hong Kong courts gained this vital power of judicial review. Through an analysis of important court cases sinc.
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