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|Public consultation on implementation of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB) is inviting 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 (December 1).
The HKSAR is preparing for submission of its fourth report in the light of the Covenant. The report will be submitted to the United Nations through 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 January 12, 2018, 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 Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (Team 5), 12/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, or send their submissions by fax to 2840 0657 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the outline of the report can be obtained from the Home Affairs Enquiry Centres in various districts. It is also available on the CMAB website at www.cmab.gov.hk.
Ends/Friday, December 1, 2017
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