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Public consultation on implementation of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

     The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB) invites public views on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) starting from today (June 3).

     The HKSAR is preparing for submission of its third report in the light of the Covenant. The report will be submitted to the United Nations through the Central People's Government, under arrangements between the United Nations and the Central People's Government.

     In accordance with the established practice, the Government has prepared an outline of the topics for inclusion in the report to facilitate public comments on relevant issues.

     "Members of the public may submit their views to us by July 15, 2010, on the implementation of the Covenant in respect of the topics in the outline, or suggest any additional topics that they consider we ought to include in the report of the HKSAR. We will consider carefully all the comments and suggestions received in drafting the report," a CMAB spokesman said.

     Members of the public who would like to express their views can write to the CMAB (Team 5), Central Government Offices, 3/F, East Wing, Lower Albert Road, Hong Kong; or send their submissions by fax to 2840 0657, or by email to iccpr_consultation@cmab.gov.hk.

     Copies of the outline of the report can be obtained from the Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices. It is also available on the CMAB website at www.cmab.gov.hk

Ends/Thursday, June 3, 2010