About this Court Case Database

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  1. The contents of this database, including but not limited to all texts, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials, are subject to copyright. The court cases contained in this database are extracted from the publication “香港基本法案例彙編(1997-2010) (第一條至第四十二條)” (“the publication”) co-authored by 李浩然 and 尹國華 and published by the Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Company Limited. The Government has been licensed by the copyright owner, the Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Company Limited, to reproduce the contents of the publication and deal with such contents for the purposes of all such activities contemplated herein. Except for the contents of the publication, the copyright in all other contents available in this database is owned by the Government.
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