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Third Report of HKSAR for UN Human Rights Council under Universal Periodic Review available online

     The third report of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism is available online today (October 18). The public can also obtain the report from the Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of the District Offices starting from tomorrow afternoon.

     The UNHRC has been conducting its third UPR on the human rights situations of member states of the United Nations since 2017. The third UPR on the People's Republic of China is scheduled to take place in early November 2018. The report of the HKSAR constitutes part of the report submitted by the People's Republic of China to the UNHRC earlier.

     "The report describes the framework and measures for promotion and protection of human rights in the HKSAR. It also sets out the developments, achievements and challenges faced in various human rights issues," a Government spokesman said today.

     "In preparing the report, the Government took into account the comments and views received from Legislative Councillors and members of the community during the public consultation on the proposed outline of the report in April and May this year."

     The report will be made available to stakeholders, including Legislative Councillors; members of the Human Rights Forum, the Children's Rights Forum, the Ethnic Minorities Forum and the Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony; and relevant non-government organisations.

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

Ends/Thursday, October 18, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00