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[This document was last updated on 16 November 2009.]

English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms

English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms

The fourth edition of the English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms was published in December 2004. The Glossary was compiled by the Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice and is a handy reference tool for locating bilingual legal terms and expressions used in the Hong Kong legislation. The fourth edition consists of three volumes. Volumes one and two contain 32,000 selected terms and expressions. Volume three contains, among other materials, a list of English-Chinese short titles and citations of our laws and an updated list of major Government organisations. The publication is on sale at the Government Publications Sales Unit, Room 402, Murray Building, Garden Road, Central or the online Government Bookstore at http://www.bookstore.gov.hk at $148 per set.

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Chinese-English Glossary of Legal Terms

Chinese-English Glossary of Legal Terms

The Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice published in December 1999 a Chinese-English Glossary of Legal Terms, which contains around 11500 entries. The entries contained in this Glossary echo those contained in the third edition of the English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms published in September 1998. To facilitate quick access to entries, both Strokes Index and Hanyupinyin Index are provided.

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Glossary of Terms Used in Electoral Legislation

Glossary of Terms Used in Electoral Legislation

The Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice has produced "The Glossary of Terms used in Electoral Legislation". This bilingual glossary, which is indexed alphabetically in English and by the number of character strokes in Chinese, covers some 660 terms and expressions used in electoral legislation enacted from August 1997 until the end of February 1998.

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