To cite Hong Kong reported decisions, make reference to the OSCOLA rules of citing UK cases.
case name | [year] | volume | report abbreviation | first page.
If you are to cite unreported judgments as published in the HKSAR Judiciary's website Judgments and Legal Reference, make use of the citator function. Here are the steps.
Watch the video below for a demonstration.
Neutral citation for Hong Kong unreported judgment
According to the HKSAR Judiciary Practice Direction 5.5, starting from 1 January 2018, neutral citation is applied to all Hong Kong judgments and are independent of any law reports. A neutral citation is made up of these elements.
case name | [year of the judgment] | court abbreviation | judgment number of that year
There is no commonly followed citation style for Hong Kong legislation. Take reference from the citation guidelines stipulated by core Hong Kong law journals.
A piece of Hong Kong legislation can be uniquely identified by these components. In other words, they must be included in a Hong Kong legislation citation.