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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.001.0001

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What Law Cannot Give: From the Queen to the Chief Executive

What Law Cannot Give: From the Queen to the Chief Executive

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(p.425) What Law Cannot Give: From the Queen to the Chief Executive
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Law and Popular Culture
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Anne SY Cheung

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0025

This chapter looks at Herman Yau's film From the Queen to the Chief Executive and analyses its relevance to the legal system in Hong Kong. It outlines the narrative scheme of the film and the real murder case that shocked colonial Hong Kong back in 1985. It explores the legal question concerning Hong Kong's policy for sentencing young people who committed murder under the age of eighteen.

Keywords:   sentencing, Herman Yau, young people, murder, legal system, Hong Kong

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