Hong Kong Law Journal 1971 - 2017

Vol. 41, Part 1 of 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TRIBUTE
Chief Justice Li: A Tribute Sir Anthony Mason 1
FOCUS: WHAT'S SO "UNUSUAL" ABOUT W?
Introduction 5
Deference and the Separation of Powers: An Assessment of the Court's Constitutional and Institutional Competences Cora Chan 7
Objectification and Transgender Jurisprudence: The Dictionary as Quasi-Statute Christopher Hutton 27
A Principled Approach Towards Judicial Review: Lessons from W v Registrar of Marriages
Puja Kapai
49
Misapplication of ECHR Jurisprudence in W v Registrar of Marriages Holning Lau and Derek Loh 75
W v Registrar of Marriages and the Right to Equality in Hong Kong Kelley Loper 89
Changing One's Legal Gender in Europe The 'W' Case in Comparative Perspective
Jens M. Scherpe
109
Doing Things with the Past: A Critique of the Use of History by Hong Kong'sCourt of First Instance in W v Registrar of Marriages Marco Wan 125
Transgender Science: How Might it Shape the Way We Think about Transgender Rights? Sam Winter 139
ARTICLES
Whistle-Blowing and Compulsory Medical Examinations: Recent Developments in Australian Public Sector Employment Law and their Relevance to Hong Kong Louise Willans Floyd 155
Let the Mainland Speak: A Positivist Take on the Congo Case Oliver Jones 177
The Bank and the $10 Million Banknote Henry Litton and Charles Banner 203
The Source of the Source Problem in Hong Kong (and How to Respond to it) Antonietta Wong 225
CHINESE LAW
The Regulation of Securities Offerings in China: Reconsidering the Merit Review Element in Light of the Global Financial Crisis Robin Hui Huang 261
The Role of the WTO in Limiting China's Censorship Policies Michael Ting 285
BOOK REVIEWS
Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troubling Successful Tax System, Michael Littlewood Wilson W. S. Chow 303
Human Rights, Southern Voices, W. Twining Nina H. B. Jorgensen 305
British Rule in China: Law and Justice in Weihaiwei 1898-1930, Carol G. S. Tan Billy K. L. So 311


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Vol. 41, Part 2 of 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Comment
Treating our Environment Like a Waste Bucket Chu Yee Wah
Director of Environmental Protection Jolene Lin
317
Analysis
The Dilemma of Conducting Civil Litigation in Chinese - Conversant either in Chinese or the Law but not in both Susan Kwan 323
Revisiting Quistclose Trusts, Romalpa Clauses and Registrable Charges: A Reply to Ho and Smart Kelry C. F. Loi 343
Purely Academic? The Fate of Commentary in Two Recent Cases
Oliver Jones
361
Focus: The Congo Case
Introduction Albert H. Y. Chen 369
The Constitutional Game of Article 158(3) of the Basic Law Benny Y. T. Tai 377
The Gateway Opens Wide P. Y. Lo 385
Democratic Republic of the Congo v FG Hemisphere: Why Absolute Immunity should Apply but a Reference was Unnecessary
Po Jen Yap
393
Why Are Hong Kong Judges Keeping a Distance from International Law, and with what Consequences? Reflections on the CFA Decision in DRC v FG Hemisphere Tony Carty 401
Undermining our Judicial Independence and Autonomy Eric T. M. Cheung 411
Immunity in Hong Kong for Kleptocrats and Human Rights Violators Simon N. M. Young 421
Articles
The Future of Article 23 Bob Hu 431
Social Control and Political Order - Decolonisation and the use of Emergency Regulations in Hong Kong Max W. L. Wong 449
Emergency Powers and Constitutional Theory Victor V. Ramraj 481
China Law
The Limited Partner's Derivative Action: Problems and Prospects in the Private Equity Market of China Dr. Lin Lin 517
State Channelling of Social Grievances: Theory and Evidence in China Haitian Lu 547
Towards a Legal Professional Community in China Roderick O'Brien 573
BOOK REVIEWS
The Perils of Global Legalism, Eric A. Posner Tony Carty 587
Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Property - Legal Measures for Targeting the Proceeds of Crime, Simon N. M. Young (ed.) Christopher Ellis 593
Hong Kong Basic Law: Annotations and Commentary, Michael Ramsden and Oliver Jones Yash Ghai 597


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Vol. 41, Part 3 of 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Comment
Abolishing By-elections to Fill Vacancies in the Legislative Council
Peter Chau and Simon N.M. Young
601
Analysis: Foreign Domestic Helpers' Right of Abode
Vallejos Evangeline B. v Commissioner of Registration: Why Foreign Domestic Helpers do not have the Right of Abode Po Jen Yap 611
The "Foreign Domestic Helpers Case": The Relevance of the NPCSC Interpretation of 1999 and The Preparatory Committee Opinion of 1996 Albert H.Y. Chen 621
Articles
Maritime Piracy: A Hong Kong Perspective Alexander McKinnon 635
Hong Kong's Emerging Double Tax Agreement Regime: A Case Study of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region-New Zealand Double Tax Agreement Adrian Sawyer 659
Revisiting the Issue of Mediator Immunity: The Way forward for Prospective Mediation Legislation in Hong Kong
Yun Zhao and A.K.C. Koo
677
Per Incuriam: The Decision on the Overtime Claim in Leung Ka Lau v Hospital Authority Abdul Majid, Reza Jashen Gul, Sandra Ho, and Sunny Sun 697
Monopoly or Reward? The Origin of Copyright and Authorship in England, France and China and a New Criticism of Intellectual Property Ken Shao 731
Exacerbating Corbett: W v Registrar of Marriages Athena Liu 759
Radmacher in Hong Kong: Choosing Between Autonomy and Equal Sharing Anne Scully-Hill 785
China Law
"Equity "in Qing Judicial Reasoning as Illustrated from Decisions in Homicide Cases Geoffrey MacCormack 813
The Future US-China Bit: Its Likely Look and Effects John Pappas 857
Book Review
Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Simon Young and Richard Cullen Anton Cooray 879
The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research, Peter Cane and Herbert M. Kritzer Robert J. Morris 883
Redefining Sovereignty in International Economic Law, Wenhua Shan, Penelope Simons and Dalvinder Singh Yun Zhao 891


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