Hong Kong

International Legal Research

Information about Hong Kong in free legal resources:

Treaties & Agreements

International Organizations

Jurisprudence $ Commentary

European Union

IP Law

Hong Kong

Hong Kong was a somewhat autonomous city-state under British control until July 1, 1997, when the city was returned to China.

Legal Materials

Company Information: Profiles of Hong Kong companies are available through Lexis (COMPNY;WBCHHK) and SkyMinder and Tolfin. You can obtain company filings from the Hong Kong Companies Registry’s Cyber Search Centre.

Legal materials: The Laws of Hong Kong are posted free, in English, by the Hong Kong government, with a subject index, in the Bilingual Laws Information System. Ordinances, regulations, judicial opinions and arbitration decisions are posted free, in English, by the Hong Kong Legal Information Institute.

The Laws of Hong Kong are searchable on Lexis (COMLAW;HKLAWS), as are theAnnotated Ordinances of Hong Kong (HKCHNA;AOHK).

For a detailed discussion of Hong Kong law, see Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong(Lexis/Butterworth’s), multi-volume legal encyclopedia. Check Worldcat to find libraries holding Halsbury’s, or use it through on Lexis (HKCHNA;HLHKTC for the Table of Contents or HKCHNA;HLHK to search).

For more on Hong Kong legal research, see Legal Research Guide: Hong Kong andGuide to Online Law: Hong Kong by the Library of Congress and/or “One Country, Two Systems” of Legal the Research: A Brief Guide to Finding the Law of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by Sergio Stone & Roy L. Sturgeon. For help with terminology, see The English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms by the Law Drafting Division of Hong Kong’s Department of Justice. For more legal resources, see the entries about “China” and “Foreign Laws” in this legal Encyclopedia.

Judicial Opinions: Recent judicial opinions are posted free by the Hong Kong Legal Information Institute. Lexis has Hong Kong cases from various courts back to 1947 (HKALL). Westlaw has Hong Kong cases from the Hong Kong Law Reports back to 1905 (HK-RPTS-DIGEST), as well as the Hong Kong Latest Judgment Alert Service(HK-LJAS) and the Hong Kong Case Digests, which summarizes decisions back to 1985 from the Hong Kong regional courts and the Privy Council of Great Britain (HK-DIGEST). Or you can search all Hong Kong cases simultaneously in the Hong Kong Cases database (HK-CS-ALL).

The CA (Hong Kong)

Name of this Court

The CA (Hong Kong) is the standarized name of one of the National Courts – see the entries in the corresponding legal Encyclopedia (of this project) about court rules and procedural law for more information on some aspects of the CA (Hong Kong) in its national country).

The CFA (Hong Kong)

Name of this Court

The CFA (Hong Kong) is the standarized name of one of the National Courts – see the entries in the corresponding legal Encyclopedia (of this project) about court rules and procedural law for more information on some aspects of the CFA (Hong Kong) in its national country).

Resources

See Also

  • International Organization
  • Foreign Relations
  • Intergovernmental Organization
  • Regional Organization
  • Regional Integration

Hierarchical Display of Hong Kong

Geography > Economic geography > APEC countries

Hong Kong

Concept of Hong Kong

See the dictionary definition of Hong Kong.

Characteristics of Hong Kong

Resources

Translation of Hong Kong

Thesaurus of Hong Kong

Geography > Economic geography > APEC countries > Hong Kong

See also

  • Instalment sale
  • Republic of Chile
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Indonesia
  • Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • New Guinea
  • United Mexican States
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • Sarawak
  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Eastern Malaysia
  • Labuan
  • Malaya
  • Sabah
  • West Malaysia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Negara Brunei Darussalam
  • Republic of Singapore
  • Republic of Peru
  • Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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