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Government-sponsored Religious Education in Hong Kong after the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong v Secretary for Justice
Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2014)
  • Shue Sing Churk
  • Jianlin Chen
Abstract
This comment critically examines this important landmark case, which defined the relationship between church and state in Hong Kong. Specifically, this comment highlights the court’s problematic interpretation of Article 143(3) of the Basic Law, which, while attempting to reach a pragmatic compromise between preserving the government’s flexibility to modify existing educational policy and safeguarding the freedom of religious organizations, is nevertheless inconsistent with the text. This comment also discusses the implications of the case on the state establishment of religion.
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Shue Sing Churk and Jianlin Chen. "Government-sponsored Religious Education in Hong Kong after the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong v Secretary for Justice" Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2014) p. 340 - 346
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jianlin_chen/24/