This guide lists essential print and online sources for researching foreign law. NOTE: First 4 tabs list important general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.
Last Updated: Oct 9, 2017
- Bilingual Laws Information System (BLIS)
Official legal online service of the Department of Justice of the HKSAR. Contains Hong Kong statutory laws, selected constitutional documents, selected cases from the Court of Final Appeal are reported at this site, current ordinances, bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties. This database is updated on an average of two weeks after the publication of the Gazette.
- Court of Final Appeal
Contains machine-produced English translations of the legislation of Hong Kong. Warning: Machine-based translations should not be relied upon in important documents and writings.
- Hong Kong LII
A joint project of the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law and AustLII. Contains court and tribunal judgments, current ordinances, Hong Kong Treaty Index, decisions of the Supreme Court and High Court, etc.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Find the laws of Hong Kong under "Government, Law & Order."
- Lexis Advance
Selective case law access, which includes Hong Kong Cases from 1947; Hong Kong Unreported Judgements from 1986; Hong Kong Public Law Reports from April, 1994 through November, 2006. Selective coverage of Hong Kong legislation from 1999 to present.
Materials will be located in B2 North (map), with call numbers beginning with KNR.