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HKSAR Government team to attend UN hearing on Convention Against Torture

     A team representing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government will attend a hearing in Geneva, Switzerland on November 7 and 10 held by the United Nations Committee Against Torture, the treaty monitoring body for the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).

     A government spokesman said today (November 5): "The six-member team will attend the hearing as part of China's delegation. During the hearing, the committee will examine China's report which incorporates the report on the HKSAR. The team will answer questions raised by the committee on the implementation of the CAT in the HKSAR."

     The report has been posted on the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau's website (http://www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/human1_sec.htm).

     The team, led by Deputy Solicitor General Mr James O'Neil will leave for Geneva tonight. The delegation also comprises officials from the Department of Justice, the Security Bureau and the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau.

Ends/Wednesday, November 5, 2008