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Report on Hong Kong in the light of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

     The third report of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in the light of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is now available online.

     "The report sets out the progress of the implementation of the ICCPR in the HKSAR since the HKSAR's submission of the previous report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in January 2005. It also responds to the concluding observations of the Committee after its hearing on the previous report in March 2006," a Government spokesman said today (September 21).

     "In preparing the report, the Government has taken into account the comments and views received from Legislative Council (LegCo) members and members of the community during the public consultation on the proposed outline of the report from June to July 2010," he said.

     In line with established practice, the report will be examined by the United Nations Human Rights Committee at a future hearing, the date of which is to be fixed.

     The report will be made available to stakeholders, including LegCo, members of the Human Rights Forum, Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony, Ethnic Minorities Forum and Children's Rights Forum, and relevant non-governmental organisations. The Government will exchange views with them on the report through appropriate channels.

     The full text of the report is available on the website of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (www.cmab.gov.hk/en/press/reports_human.htm).

     Copies of the report will be available at the Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices beginning from September 23.

Ends/Wednesday, September 21, 2011