Administration of Justice

Hong Kong Department of Justice

Site provides an overview of Hong Kong's legal system with links to its legal agencies and divisions. Also provides an overview of the role of the Secretary of Justice. The researcher can view Hong Kong's laws, statistics on the number of cases, Secretary of Justice speeches, and articles relating to law and criminal justice.  Chinese and English.

Ministry of Justice of China

The website provides a variety of information regarding Chinese legal system and prison administration.  In English.


Correctional Services – Hong Kong

Provides information about correctional institutions and programs.  Chinese and English.

Corruption & Fraud

Cybercrime Legislation - Country Profile

These profiles have been prepared within the framework of the Council of Europe’s Project on Cybercrime in view of sharing information on cybercrime legislation and assessing the current state of implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime under national legislation.

Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption

Site explains the history and organization of the Commission. Also includes statistics on corruption.  Chinese and English.

Drugs & Alcohol

The Government of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region Narcotics Division

This site provides information regarding anti-drug laws and law enforcement, treatment and rehabilitation, and drug statistics.  Chinese and English.

Human Rights

Association for the Prevention of Torture

The APT is an international non-governmental organization based in Geneva operating globally to prevent torture and other ill-treatment.  The website includes numerous links to the full text documentation related to torture. . 

Human Rights in China

International non-governmental organization founded by Chinese scientists and scholars that "monitors the implementation of international human rights standards in the People's Republic of China and carries out human rights advocacy and education." This site provides online education material including full-text UN documents, full-text HRIC reports, and its China Rights Forum newsletter.  Chinese and English.

Law & the Courts

China's Judiciary

This guide provides explication on the Chinese Judiciary. It includes sections on: the trial system, prosecution system, system governing investigations, jail system, arbitration system, lawyer system, mediation system, public notary system, system for judicial administration, state compenstation system, legal assistance, and the legal system in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.  In English.

Chinese Legal Research Center

Site provides links to Chinese (Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong) legal resources on the Internet, legal research guides, and other information related to Chinese legal research.

Guide to Law Online, China

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

Hong Kong Judiciary

Contains readily accessible information and "will enable members of the public to understand the work of the Judiciary." In contains links to the courts and their daily cause lists, the courts' performance indicators, statistics, recent speeches, judgments, and press releases.  Chinese and English.

Judicial System of China

This site provides overview of Chinese judicial system in English.

Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong

The Commission publishes reports on a variety of topics primarily related to law reform and criminal justice.  Chinese and English.

Legal Aid Department (Hong Kong)

Includes a guide to its services, online statistics on number of applications received, a breakdown of criminal applications received by type of case, and legal aid costs expended and damages and costs recovered for the past 3 years.  Chinese and English.

The Supreme People's Court

"The Supreme People's Court is the highest trial organ in the country and exercises its right of trial independently. It is also the highest supervising organ over the trial practices of local people's courts and special people's courts at various levels."

Police & Law Enforcement

Criminal Investigation Police Service of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Provides an overview of the police force including an organizational chart and history in addition to the goals of the department.  Chinese and English.

Hong Kong Police Force

Site contains the department's online newspaper, links to its Crime Prevention Bureau, and crime statistics.  Chinese and English.

Ministry of Public Security of China

A site written in English provides overview of Chinese police system.  A site written in Chinese provides various information about Chinese police.

Research & Statistics

Census and Statistics Department (Hong Kong)

Contains statistics on reported crimes by type of offense and offenders by type of offense as well as other demographic and social welfare indicators. The viewer can obtain information on ordering publications that include statistical reports on social data.  Chinese and English.

Centre for Criminology, The University of Hong Kong

Site provides links to on-line publications and information on research projects.  In English.

National Bureau of Statistics of China

Site provides basic statistics regarding population and economy of China.  In English.