Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


This note examines the relationship between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("HKSAR") and the People's Republic of China ("PRC") after the handover, and focuses on recent Court of Final Appeals ("CFA") decisions involving the interpretation of Hong Kong's Constitution, the Basic Law, in the "right of abode" context. The author analyzes the most recent decisions in the context of the unacknowledged political balancing act required by the judiciary in post handover Hong Kong and explores the outlook for the "one country, two systems" framework set up at the time of the handover.