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The legal system in Hong Kong

Do you know how the legal system in Hong Kong works? Let’s introduce you to the essentials, including the independent Judiciary, the jury system, the role of the Secretary for Justice and the Department of Justice, legal aid and the legal profession.

Laws of Hong Kong

Then, if you wish to know more about the Laws of Hong Kong, check out the searchable electronic database.

The Basic Law

The Basic Law is the constitutional document for Hong Kong. It enshrines within a legal document the important concepts of "One Country, Two Systems", "a high degree of autonomy" and "Hong Kong People ruling Hong Kong". It also prescribes the various systems to be practised in Hong Kong.

The Basic Law Library

If you want to know more about the Basic Law, visit the Basic Law Library at the City Hall Public Library. Here, you will find relevant publications, CD-ROMs, multimedia information system and more.