The Basic Law Bulletin is published jointly by the Department of Justice, the Civil Service Bureau and the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau. It is published in support of the work of the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee. Its primary aim is to promote greater awareness and knowledge of the Basic Law within the civil service. It summarizes recent Basic Law court cases and decisions of the LegCo President on Members' bills under Rule 51(3) and (4) of the LegCo Rules of Procedure. It also introduces key provisions and concepts of the Basic Law.

Issue No 22 (December 2020) Issue No 22 (December 2020) The Focus: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Basic Law – Back to Basics and more ... Details
Issue No 21 (December 2019) Issue No 21 (December 2019) The Focus: Hong Kong as a Multilateral Bridge Connecting the Mainland and the World under the Pioneering "One Country, Two Systems" and more ... Details
Issue No 20 (December 2018) Issue No 20 (December 2018) The Focus: Hong Kong thrives as an international business and financial centre under the Basic Law and more ... Details
Issue No 19 (December 2017) Issue No 19 (December 2017) The Focus: External Affairs and HKSAR’s Status as an International City and more ... Details
Issue No 18 (December 2016) Issue No 18 (December 2016) The Focus: "One Country, Two Systems" and the Development of Arbitration in Hong Kong and more ... Details
Issue No 17 (December 2015) Issue No 17 (December 2015) The Focus: Application of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Hong Kong and more ... Details
Issue No 16 (December 2014) Issue No 16 (December 2014) The Focus: Independence of the judiciary and more ... Details
Issue No 15 (December 2013) Issue No 15 (December 2013) The Focus: The principle of proportionality and the concept of margin of appreciation in human rights law and more ... Details
Issue No 14 (December 2012) Issue No 14 (December 2012) The Focus: Constitutional Development and Cases on Electoral Law and more ... Details
Issue No 13 (December 2011) Issue No 13 (December 2011) The Focus: Constitutional Remedies under the Basic Law and more ... Details
Issue No 12 (October 2009) Issue No 12 (October 2009) The Focus: Protection of Property Rights under BL 6 and BL 105 and more ... Details
Issue No 11 (November 2008) Issue No 11 (November 2008) The Focus: Prosecutorial Independence - Continuity and Development and more ... Details
Issue No 10 (December 2007) Issue No 10 (December 2007) The Focus: The Basic Law A Decade On: Implementation Challenges and Future Outlook and more ... Details
Issue No 9 (December 2006) Issue No 9 (December 2006) The Focus: Judicial Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters between Hong Kong and the Mainland and more ... Details
Issue No 8 (January 2006) Issue No 8 (January 2006) The Focus: The Right to Institute Legal Proceedings against the Executive Authorities in the Courts and more ... Details
Issue No 7 (March 2005) Issue No 7 (March 2005) The Focus:
- Overview of the Implementation of the Basic Law in the HKSAR
- External Affairs
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Issue No 6 (September 2004) Issue No 6 (September 2004) The Focus:
- Constitutional Review of Legislation
- An Extract of the Speech of the Secretary for Justice on 'Understanding "One Country, Two Systems" through Hong Kong's Constitutional Development'
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Issue No 5 (December 2003) Issue No 5 (December 2003) The Focus: The Judicial System of the HKSAR - Continuity and Change and more ... Details
Issue No 4 (December 2002) Issue No 4 (December 2002) The Focus: Protection of Hong Kong Residents' Fundamental Rights - A General Introduction to Chapter III of the Basic Law and Beyond and more ... Details
Issue No 3 (April 2002) Issue No 3 (April 2002) The Focus: The Basic Law as the Interface between the HKSAR and the Mainland Legal Systems and more ... Details
Issue No 2 (September 2001) Issue No 2 (September 2001) The Focus: High Degree of Autonomy - The Demarcation Issues between the Central Authorities and the HKSAR and more ... Details
Issue No 1 (March 2001) Issue No 1 (March 2001) The Focus: Bills Introduced by Members of the Legislative Council and more ... Details
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