Apart from hong kong, jury trail is also used in many countries, like united kingdom, united states, russia, canada and france etc it means the maintenance of jury trial has its saving grace even in hong kong however, there are still some criticisms to challenge the reliability and usefulness of the jury trial system.
The history of the jury system in hong kong 13 the jury system was introduced to hong kong in 1845 by an ordinance for the regulation of jurors and juries this adopted the features of the english criminal justice system and, like all subsequent legislation. The jury system in hong kong has changed and evolved through time and it is quite different from the one implanted in 1845 1858 [ edit ] for the very first time in history, the name of a chinese hong kong resident, wong a shing, showed up on the list of jurors.
This chapter has a dual purpose first, it is intended simply to provide a brief description of the way in which the hong kong jury has evolved and now operates the hong kong jury is an oddity like most of the legal institutions and laws of hong kong, it was imported to the colony from england, the colonizing power. Given the importance of the jury system, your contribution is also a genuine privilege trial by jury in fact reflects the principle that a person should be tried by fellow members of his/her own community (cap 3 of the laws of hong kong) is payable to a juror for each day or part of a day on which the juror serves in addition to this.
Hong kong legal system i the rule of law 1 what is the general meaning of the rule of law who is eligible to serve as a juror (ie member of a jury) a hong kong resident is eligible to serve as a juror if he/she - has reached the age of 21 but is not yet 65.
In hong kong, as it is under the common law system, jury trials are used in serious criminal cases and also some civil cases, like murder, manslaughter, rape, civil fraud and defamation cases etc in addition, the jury is formed by a group of eligible citizens which is selected by local population.
Being a common law jurisdiction, gibraltar retains jury trial in a similar manner to that found in england and wales, the exception being that juries consist of nine lay people, rather than twelve hong kong hong kong, as a former british colony has a common law legal system. The jury system, inherited from britain, was introduced in hong kong in 1845, only a few years after it became a colony the system has stood the test of time it continued after hong kong’s return to china and is enshrined in the city’s de facto constitution, the basic law it should, however, be open to reform.