Abstract

Abstract:

Based on reviewing all the judgments on substantive appeals issued by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (HKCFA) between July 1997 and 2015, this research note studies how the Hong Kong government and individual litigants fared before the final appellate court. It is found that the overall success rate of the Hong Kong government before the HKCFA was 46 percent and that of individual litigants was 54 percent. There were, however, substantial variations in the litigation outcomes in different categories of cases. While the government achieved a remarkable record in administrative decision litigation, it fared poorly in criminal appeals. The research note also discusses two important insights from the litigation outcomes before the HKCFA.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1015-6607
Print ISSN
1680-2012
Pages
pp. 167-180
Launched on MUSE
2017-11-06
Open Access
No
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