Author: Antonio Da Roza

Date: 5/8/10


Protestors surround the Legislative Council Building (16/1/10). The HSBC Building can be seen in the background - Alex Hofford (

Laws in Hong Kong are created by the legislature of Hong Kong, the Legislative Council. [1]

LegCo consists of a single chamber, with 60 members; 30 are directly elected from geographical constituencies, and 30 are elected from functional constituencies, which represent professional or special interest groups.

LegCo enacts and amends the legislation of Hong Kong by simple majority vote on bills which are put forward by the Government.

Laws in Hong Kong are called Ordinances, and each Ordinance has a chapter number.


  1. LegCo website – last accessed 10/8/10