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Response Paper: Submission for Public Consultation on the Discrimination Law Review: November 2014

The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission launched a Discrimination Law Review in July 2014. In light of this, Antonio Da Roza, Farzana Aslam and Kelley Loper prepared varying responses to the consultation for joint submission to the consultation. These responses to the public consultation exercise highlight some of the limitations and disappointing omissions of Hong Kong's current body of anti-discrimination legislation. It is hoped that the review process will help the EOC raise awareness about the urgent need for law reform and advocate for actualization of such reform.

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Briefing Paper: Public Attitudes towards Gays and Lesbians and towards Sexual Orientation Anti-discrimination Legislation: October 2014

There is mounting discussion about introducing legislation in Hong Kong to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector. The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission launched a Discrimination Law Review in July 2014 and has commissioned a study on the feasibility of legislating against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. To inform this conversation, this briefing paper was prepared by Kelley Loper, Holning Lau and Charles Lau to present public opinion data from a 2013 telephone survey. The Briefing Paper reports public attitudes towards gays and lesbians and towards proposed anti-discrimination legislation.

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Political Reform Proposal: Breaking the Deadlock: February 2010

Ways to improve the situation of refugees, torture claimants and asylum seekers in Hong Kong
On 18 July 2013 former CCPL Director Simon Young, Director Puja Kapai and Deputy Director Kelley Loper jointly submitted a paper to the Members of the Legislative Council Panel for their consideration at the Special Meeting of the LegCo Panel on Welfare Services. The paper recommends that the Hong Kong Government commission a comprehensive comparative study of the basic social, medical and economic benefits/entitlements provided to refugees, torture claimants and asylum seekers in a representative range of jurisdictions.

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Education of Ethnic Minority Children

On 22 December 2011, CCPL Deputy Director Puja Kapai submitted a brief to the Members of the Legislative Council Panel on Education regarding the legal obligations incumbent upon the HKSAR Government with regard to the provision of access to education for children from ethnic minority communities. The paper examines the administration's current approach to ethnic minority language education and details the likely impact and legal implications of the Education Bureau's proposed and/or recently implemented measures.

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Arrangements for Filling Vacancies in the Legislative Council

On 20 September 2011, CCPL submitted a brief to the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau on the arrangements for filling vacancies in the Legislative Council. The submission discusses the inherent weaknesses of the four options suggested by the consultation paper and offers a 'fifth option' for reform; a replacement mechanism similar to the British model of filling in casual vacancies in the European Parliament.

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Submission to LegCo Panel on Public Service Language Proficiency Requirements: May 2010

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Political Reform Proposal: Breaking the Deadlock: February 2010

On 19 February 2010, CCPL submitted its final proposals for reform of the Election Committee and Legislative Council for 2012 to the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau. These submissions may be downloaded here:

Reform Methods for Selecting the CE in 2012

LegCo Reforms 2012 and 2016 English

LegCo Reforms 2012 and 2016 Chinese

Timeline of the Mass Resignation Plan


Air Quality Objectives Review: November 2009

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Submission to the UN Committee to End Racial Discrimination (CERD): August 2009

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Briefing on Hong Kong's Race Discrimination Bill to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination: February 2008

Kelley Loper, Research Assistant Professor

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Submission on Hong Kong’s International Legal Obligations toward Refugees and Asylum Seekers For Consideration at the Joint Meeting of the Legislative Council Panels on Welfare Services and Security on the situation of asylum seekers, refugees and claimants against torture in Hong Kong: July 2006

Kelley Loper, Research Assistant Professor

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Submission to Legislative Council's Security Panel on Police Undercover Operations for Vice Activities for Zi Teng, an organization working to protect the rights of sex workers: April 2006

Simon N M Young, Associate Professor

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Submissions to the Constitutional Reform Task Force: September 2004

Simon N M Young, Associate Professor

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Submissions on the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) (Amendment) Bill 2003 by Simon N.M. Young, Associate Professor: January 2004

First submission  [PDF]

Administration's response to first submission [PDF]

Second submission [PDF]

Submissions by other parties can be found on the LegCo Bills Commitee website.


"Knock knock, Who's there?" - Warrentless Searches for Article 23 Offences", Simon N.M. Young, Associate Professor: June 2003

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Group Submission to the Legislative Council, the Department of Justice, and the Security Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill: May 2003

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Submission on The Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law: December 2002

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Submission to the Legal Policy Division on its Consultation Paper on Marital Rape and Related Sexual Offences, 17 December 2000

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Submission to the Legco Panel on Home Affairs on the Initial Report on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 9 November 1998

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