Public Interest Litigation in Asia

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Po Jen Yap, Holning Lau
Taylor & Francis, Oct 29, 2010 - Law - 170 pages
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This edited volume is a timely and insightful contribution to the growing discourses on public law in Asia. Surveying many important jurisdictions in Asia including mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, the book addresses recent developments and experiences in the field of public interest litigation. The book offers a comparative perspective on public law, asking crucial questions about the role of the state and how private citizens around Asia have increasingly used the forms, procedures and substance of public law to advance public and political aims.

In addition to addressing specific jurisdictions in Asia, the book includes a helpful and introduction that highlights regional trends in Asia. In the jurisdictions profiled, transnational public interest litigation trends have commingled with local dynamics. This volume sheds light on how that commingling has produced both legal developments that cut across Asian jurisdictions as well as developments that are unique to each of the jurisdictions studied.

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About the author (2010)

Po Jen Yap is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, and a Co-Deputy Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law. He holds an LLB from National University of Singapore and LLMs from Harvard and University College London.

Holning Lau is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from the University of Chicago.

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