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Government of the HKSAR Gazette - Main Volume

 

Available also in e-Gazette (2000-)

Pre-World War II issues of Hong Kong Government Gazette (1842-1941) are available online from the Hong Kong Government Reports Online (HKGRO), which is a full-text image database.

Hong Kong Government Gazette 香港政府公報
Call Number: PR KT4351 H7
1855-1997
Continued by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette

Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette 香港特別行政區政府憲報
Call Number: PR KT4351 H7
1997-
(formerly the Hong Kong Government Gazette)
Ordinances 條例 and Regulations 規例 (subsidiary legislation 附屬法例) are first published here. The Gazette is published weekly in English and Chinese, and consists of a main volume and 7 supplementary volumes.

Historical Laws of Hong Kong Online (HLHKO)

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The Historical Laws of Hong Kong Online (HLHKO) is a full-text image database providing access to past revised editions of Hong Kong Laws. The database comprises a total of six consolidations of the laws of Hong Kong: 1890, 1901, 1912, 1923, 1937, 1950, and 1964 (last updated to 1989).

      
     

    Supplements

    The supplements are important legal sources, also available in e-Gazette.

    Legal Supplement no. 1 - 法律副刊
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S1
    1997-
    Ordinances (條例)

    Legal Supplement no. 2 - 法律副刊
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S2
    1997-
    Regulations (規例)
    Made under Ordinances (subsidiary legislation 附屬法例)

    Legal Supplement no. 3 - 法律副刊 Blue Paper
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S3
    1997-
    Bills (條例草案)
    Selected bills & related documents also available on Legislative Council home page

    Special Supplement no. 4 - 特別副刊
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S4
    1997-
    Directories & lists of people authorized to perform certain functions under Ordinances, e.g. doctors

    Special Supplement no. 5 - 特別副刊
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S5
    1997-
    Treaties (條約) & international agreements (協定)
    Bilateral agreements & multilateral treaties with Gazette references available on BLIS web site

    Supplement no. 6 - 副刊 公共啟事
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S6
    1997-
    Public notices (公共啟事) under the Companies Ordinance or notices relating to trademarks

    Legal Supplement no. 7 - 法律副刊
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S7
    1992-1997
    Declaration orders (宣布令) & notices (公告) including all authorised Chinese translations of ordinances

    Extraordinary - 號外
    Call Number: PR KT4351 H7 S9
    1997-
    Supplementary public notices published in between the regular Supplements

     

    The Laws of Hong Kong - Print Version

    The Revised Edition (1964)
    Call Number: PR KT4353.1 H7 F64
    It was in English only and was annotated and updated by cut-and-paste or manual notations, until 1989. Although no longer updated, it is still the chief source for all laws not yet included in the new Laws of Hong Kong.

    The Authorized Loose-leaf Edition (1991-)
    Call Number: PR KT4353.1 H7 F90
    This current loose-leaf edition should be consulted for laws currently in force in Hong Kong. It is updated by regular releases. Text is in English and Chinese in parallel columns. Volume 1 contains an alphabetical and chronological index. The arrangement is in Ordinance Chapter number order, with annotations on the first page of each Ordinance indicating amendments, repeals and subsidiary legislation, as well as dates of commencement. The Government Gazette and Legal Supplements should be consulted for developments which have occurred after the latest annotation in the loose-leaf edition.

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