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dc.contributor.authorCao, Deborahen_US
dc.contributor.editorJ Jemielniak and P Miklaszewiczen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T16:51:57Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T16:51:57Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-12T07:01:59Z
dc.identifier.isbn9783642048852en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-04886-9_4en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35263
dc.description.abstractIn today's globalized world, there has been an increase in the use of two or more languages in law and judicial process as in the case of Hong Kong and the European Union and the Court of Justice of the European Union. In such bilingual/multilingual jurisdictions, one basic legal principle of interpretation is that the law in different official languages is equally authentic and is deemed the same, the 'equal authenticity rule'. Such a principle governs and guides both the legislative drafting process and the judicial interpretation of laws. This chapter describes the legislative drafting process of bilingual and multilingual laws and discusses judicial interpretation of such laws. It outlines the basic legal rule of equal authenticity followed by an examination of the situations in Hong Kong and the EU. It also discusses how the courts approach linguistic disagreements found or allegedly found in bilingual and multilingual laws. Some of the interpretive rules adopted by the courts in the search for meaning and certainty are also highlighted.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeHeidelberg, London and New Yorken_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.springerlink.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleInterpretation of Law in the Global World: From Particularism to a Universal Approachen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom71en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto86en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLegal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180122en_US
dc.titleJudicial Interpretation of Bilingual and Multilingual Laws: A European and Hong Kong Comparisonen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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