Title

Hong Kong’s migrant workers and their impact on the rule of law narrative

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Volume

29

Issue

2

First Page

221

Last Page

239

Publisher

Philosophy Documentation Center

Abstract

Hong Kong’s adherence to the rule of law has been widely understood as one of its “core values.” As such, it has been understood as an institution necessary for good governance and a check against the abuse of governmental power as well as a feature that differentiates Hong Kong’s system of governance from other parts of China. At the same time, intervening issues of immigration and of constitutional interpretation have begun to challenge this perception. This paper argues that a recent landmark decision involving the right to permanent residence has served to weaken the rule of law in Hong Kong. It has further highlighted a lack of commitment by the judiciary to either human rights claims or equal treatment under the law.

DOI

10.5840/ijap201612651

Print ISSN

0738098X

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

Rice, J. A. (2015). Hong Kong’s migrant workers and their impact on the rule of law narrative. International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 29(2), 221-239. doi: 10.5840/ijap201612651

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