What are the laws applicable in Hong Kong?

What are the laws applicable in Hong Kong?

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Where do the laws in Hong Kong come from?

This is a rather difficult question for those unfamiliar with Hong Kong’s legal history. Before 1997, Hong Kong had been a British colony for around 150 years, and its laws largely consisted of English common law (i.e. court judgments and local customs) and codified local statutes. On 1 July 1997, Hong Kong was handed over to the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), becoming the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”).

According to the Sino-British Declaration signed in the 1980s, save for a few exceptions, PRC’s laws are

Author: Irene Lee

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