Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Basic Law Bulletin Issue No. 16 (December 2014)

The Basic Law Bulletin Issue No. 16 (December 2014) has been published online at the Department of Justice’s website. The Basic Law Bulletin is an annual publication which is jointly published by the Department of Justice, the Civil Service Bureau and the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau. This publication contains recent update, concepts and provisions of the Basic Law.

The content of the Issue No. 16 consists of the review on “Independence of the judiciary”, the judgment update, etc.

The electronic version of the  Basic Law Bulletin from Issue No. 1 (March 2001) to the current issue is accessible on the Department of Justice’s website in  English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese version. (http://www.doj.gov.hk/eng/public/pub20030002.html)

The print version of the Issue No. 16 will be available in the Library soon. For holdings details of the print version, please refer to the library records:
(English version)  Basic Law Bulletin :

(Chinese version)  基本法簡訊 : http://library.cuhk.edu.hk/record=b2401468

Friday, 20 March 2015

Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships

The Lee Quo Wei Law Library will add the following resource to the International Law webpage under the Selected Internet Resources.
Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships

The global law firm Jones Day has launched a new website that comprehensively surveys and tracks changes in laws governing the legal recognition of same-sex relationships around the world. The site is available for use without charge.
The site summarizes the status of legal recognition of same-sex relationships in all U.N. recognized countries worldwide, including relevant sub-jurisdictions, such as each of the United States. A total of 292 jurisdictional reports are included on the site. The work on the site was coordinated as a pro bono effort by a multi-national team of Jones Day attorneys and staff. The site will be maintained as new court decisions and statutes change the laws.
Each of the jurisdictional reports included on the website indicates whether the jurisdiction grants any form of legal recognition to same-sex couples and, if so, provides answers to such questions as:
  • whether marriage or some other status is afforded same-sex couples;
  • whether foreign same-sex marriages are recognized in the jurisdiction; and 
  • how same-sex couples may dissolve their relationships

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Unexpected Consequences of Magna Carta: 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

Magna Carta (Latin: "the Great Charter") also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin: "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, England on 15 June 1215.

This year marks the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta and its influence.

The Law Library in conjunction with the Faculty has selected a number of books the library holds on the Magna Carta and its significance. These books are on display in the Lee Quo Wei Law Library and the Legal Resources Centre in rotation until 13 April 2015. Please feel free to have a look of these books at the Lee Quo Wei Law Library and the Legal Resources Centre.

You may also refer to the electronic resources on the  Magna Carta on the CUHK Library website: http://easysearch.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?mode=Basic&vid=CUHK&vl%28freeText0%29=magna%20carta&fn=search&tab=book_tab&

Lee Quo Wei Law Library

Legal Resources Centre

A Selection of books the library holds on the Magna Carta and its significance:

Arlidge, Anthony Magna Carta Uncovered Oxford,
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2014
Call No. : KD3946.A75 2014

Baker, John H. The Oxford History of the Laws of
England Oxford; New York, Oxford University
Press 2004
Call No. : KD532.O94 2004 v.2

Banaszak, Ronald A. Fair Trial Rights of the Accused :
A Documentary History Westport, Conn., Greenwood
Press 2002
Call No. : KF9223.4.F35 2002

Barnes, Thomas Garden and Boyer, Allen D. Shaping the Common
Law : From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688 Stanford, Calif., Stanford
Law Books 2008
Call No. : K588.B37 2008

Breay, Claire Magna Carta :Manuscripts and Myths
London, British Library 2002
Call No. : KD3946.B72 2002

Friday, 6 March 2015

Brill MyBook – New Service on Brill Online Books and Journals

Brill Online Books and Journals has launched Brill’s MyBook program which provides an additional option to library users to purchase a print-on-demand paperback copy of books if our library has full text access to the e-books.

The MyBook purchase button will show for the titles which the CUHK Library has full text access to. MyBook is exclusively reproduced for personal use only. Please note that you need to create a free Brill account to use this service.  To create a free Brill account, please click here

MyBook has a fixed price of €25.00 / $25.00 per copy. The shipping fee is free of charge, though value-added tax (VAT) will be added where applicable.

All books will be printed and shipped by Brill’s vendor in the UK within one working day. Total shipping time will range between 5 and 10 working days, depending on the shipping address.

Brill Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-book Collection and Brill International Law E-book Collection are two law-related sub-databases of Brill Online Books and Journals. They are accessible at the Law Databases List