Welcome to hong kong e-legislation hong kong e-legislation (hkel) is the official database of hong kong legislationit provides free online access to current and past versions of consolidated legislation dating back to 30 june 1997 and pdf copies marked “verified copy” have official legal status. However, hong kong judgments are an outlying exception in 2006, china and hong kong implemented a special reciprocity arrangement for enforcing monetary judgments in commercial disputes hong kong maintains a common law legal system and relatively sophisticated courts. In hong kong, the system has been implemented through the basic law of hong kong, which serves as the mini-constitution of the region, and consistent with the sino-british joint declaration similar arrangements are in place with macau.
Under the principle of ‘one country, two systems’, hong kong has its own legal system, distinct from the law of the people's republic of china, and based on the combination of english common law (developed in local cases) and local legislation codified in the laws of hong kong. Hong kong’s basic law, as agreed between china and britain, means hong kong will retain its own currency (the hong kong dollar), legal system, and parliamentary system for fifty years hong kong exercises a limited form of self-government.
Hong kong maintains a common law legal system and relatively sophisticated courts what this means is that hong kong more closely resembles both the british and american systems of jurisprudence if jurisdiction can be obtained, litigation in hong kong may be viable and advantageous option for dispute resolution.
On july 1, 1997, the people's republic of china resumed the exercise of sovereignty over hong kong to maintain national unity and territorial integrity and hong kong's prosperity and stability. Hong kong residents have the right to institute legal proceedings in courts against the acts of executive authorities and their personnel (article 35, basic law) given that hong kong retains its common law system under the basic law, administrative review under the common law system is also retained. Legal system the legal system of the hong kong special administrative region (hksar) is based on the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.
Hong kong legal system i the rule of law 1 what is the general meaning of the rule of law is it applicable to the hong kong legal system the rule of law begins with the right of individuals to seek protection through the courts in which justice is administered by unbiased judges.
Legal system in hong kong, macao and taiwan hong kong on july 1, 1997, the people's republic of china resumed the exercise of sovereignty over hong kong to maintain national unity and. Legal system the legal system of the hong kong special administrative region (hksar) is based on the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary the constitutional framework for the legal system is provided by the basic law sanctioned by the national people’s congress of the prc.