|Report of Hong Kong under the Universal Periodic Review of United Nations Human Rights Council
The report submitted by Hong Kong under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is now available online. The public can also obtain the report from the Home Affairs Department's Public Enquiry Service Centres.
The report constitutes part of China's report submitted earlier to the UNHRC. The UNHRC is conducting a UPR on the human rights situation of all 192 member states of the UN. The UPR on China is scheduled to take place on February 9, 2009.
A government spokesman said, "The report describes the framework and measures for promotion and protection of human rights in Hong Kong. It also sets out the developments, achievements and challenges faced in various human right issues.
"The Government conducted a public consultation during the drafting of the report in September. The report has taken into account the comments received during the period."
The full text of the report, in Chinese and English, is available on the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau's website (www.cmab.gov.hk/en/press/reports_human.htm).
Ends/Tuesday, December 23, 2008