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Hong Kong Treaty Project

Select a treaty list most appropriate for your research from those below. Scroll down to locate treaty and click on link to treaty data record. Each record includes information on applicability to Hong Kong and the PRC before and after 1 July 1997, declarations and notifications, implementation in Hong Kong and links to websites containing treaty texts and other subject related information.

Treaty Texts
Texts of most multilateral treaties are available on-line at one or more websites. Each database entry contains a link to a site containing the text of a treaty where available. It should be noted that the United Nations Treaty Collection is now only available by subscription (http://untreaty.un.org). However a number of texts of multilateral treaties are availablefree of charge at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Multilaterals website. Texts of bilateral treaties are available at the Hong Kong Department of Justice website.

 

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Multilateral Treaties

by Subject list

Chronological list by date of adoption

 

Bilateral Treaties & Agreements

by Subject list

by Country list

 

Historical Documentation

Letters of notification of treaties applicable to Hong Kong sent by the Governments of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the People's Republic of China to the United Nations, 20 June 1997.

UK Letter of notification listing multilateral treaties applicable to Hong Kong prior to 1 July 1997. This includes a list of treaties for which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ceased to be responsible for the international rights and obligations arising from their application to Hong Kong. Annotations (in green text) have been added by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law.

PRC Letter of notification listing multilateral treaties applicable to Hong Kong after 1 July 1997. This includes two lists of treaties which are applicable to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 1 July 1997 (as of 20 June 1997) contained in Annexes I and II below. Annotations (in green text) have been added by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law.

 

Annex I to the PRC letter of notification above. List of multilateral treaties to which the PRC was a party at 20 June 1997.

Annex II to the PRC letter of notification above. List of multilateral treaties to which the PRC was not a party at 20 June 1997.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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