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HKSAR Government delegates to attend UNHRC Universal Periodic Review meeting

     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will depart Hong Kong for Geneva, Switzerland in the early hours of November 4 to attend the meeting under the Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held from November 6 to 9 (Geneva time). He will be joined by representatives from the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Security Bureau, the Department of Justice and the Labour Department.   
     A Government spokesperson today (November 2) said, "The officials from the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) Government will attend the meeting as members of China's delegation. During the meeting, the UNHRC will examine China's third report under the Universal Periodic Review mechanism, which incorporates a part concerning the HKSAR. The Chief Secretary for Administration and other representatives of the HKSAR will answer questions in relation to the various human right issues in the HKSAR."
     The part concerning the HKSAR in China's third report under the UNHRC Universal Periodic Review mechanism has been uploaded to the website of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (www.cmab.gov.hk/en/press/reports_human.htm).
     Mr Cheung will leave Geneva on November 9 (Geneva time) and arrive in Hong Kong the following day. During his absence, the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, will be the Acting Chief Secretary for Administration.

Ends/Friday, November 2, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:12