The Hong Kong Public Law Reports series will be of interest not only to practitioners and public officials in Hong Kong, but also to scholars, practitioners and government officials in any country which is a party to the ICCPR
Hong Kong Public Law Reports
This work covers all significant case law developments under the Bill of Rights, many of which are not reported elsewhere.
A cite to behold
Covering significant case law developments under the Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights has resulted in many statutory provisions being declared repealed for inconsistency and has been relied on in applications for legal aid, bail and to stay criminal proceedings on the ground of delay or other factors affecting the fairness of proceedings
Let us be the judge
"You need a guide like the headnote to tell you whether it's going to be fruitful to read the entire judgment." - William S Clarke
Refining your case law research to cater to your specific practice area needs
Clarity and consistency
Headnotes have been regularly lauded for their style, providing case details and in-depth analysis with the practitioner in mind.
Caters to your specific need
Provides an invaluable source of comparative materials on the ICCPR, and the implementation of international standards on domestic law.
Citations are linked to all our other major works such as Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong, The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong and other commentary works which means that no important reference is excluded.
Smart and cohesive headnoting
Headnotes include para references to the judgments for ease of reference to the judgment on a particular point because the reader may only be interested in one or two of several different issues covered in a particular judgment.
From the Author's Desk
Bill Clarke, General Editor of Hong Kong Cases on his thoughts on significant cases to society in a human rights or rule of law context.
When research is being conducted on a particular legal point, the judges, practitioners, academics, like to have a quick entree into the judgment so they know what it's about and whether it's worth reading the whole thing in order to help solve the particular legal problem which they are facing.
Headnotes have always had that role, and have always been very popular with lawyers but I think headnotes are even more important now because judgments have become much longer than they used to be.