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Article: Deference and the separation of powers: an assessment of the court's constitutional and institutional competences

TitleDeference and the separation of powers: an assessment of the court's constitutional and institutional competences
Authors
KeywordsLaw - China - Hong Kong
Issue Date2011
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2011, v. 41 n. 1, p. 7-25 How to Cite?
AbstractOne view among the judiciary in Hong Kong is that courts should defer to the government’s position in adjudicating the constitutionality of policies, because courts are institutionally and constitutionally unequipped to pass judgment on policy issues. Using W v Registrar of Marriages as an example, this article examines some of the commonly cited institutional and constitutional reasons for deference, and argues that these reasons do not, generally speaking, provide valid grounds for Hong Kong courts to defer.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135144
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.contributor.authorChan, Cen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:28:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:28:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2011, v. 41 n. 1, p. 7-25en_US
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135144-
dc.description.abstractOne view among the judiciary in Hong Kong is that courts should defer to the government’s position in adjudicating the constitutionality of policies, because courts are institutionally and constitutionally unequipped to pass judgment on policy issues. Using W v Registrar of Marriages as an example, this article examines some of the commonly cited institutional and constitutional reasons for deference, and argues that these reasons do not, generally speaking, provide valid grounds for Hong Kong courts to defer.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectLaw - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleDeference and the separation of powers: an assessment of the court's constitutional and institutional competencesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.emailChan, C: corachan@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume41en_US
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