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  1. News - Hong Kong - DISCRIMINATION

    Equality official under fire for helping church to oppose reform of anti-discrimination laws

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 06:25pm by Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... probe over church remarks A top official at the equality watchdog has been stripped of his role in a review of anti-discrimination laws after it was reported he organised members of his church ... facilitators' impartiality in our Discrimination Law Reform public consultation". Chok's views did not reflect those of the EOC, she said, adding that the body was trying to find out exactly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580832/equality-official-under-fire-helping-church-oppose-reform-anti
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Transsexuals call for laws to help minorities

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng

    ... sexual minorities in Hong Kong. Top of the list are new laws against discrimination, W and fellow transsexual Mimi Wong said after yesterday's landmark ruling by the top court. W, who ... the court decision was not enough. "The government should have laws to safeguard transsexual women from discrimination," she said. One example, she said, was some employers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237042/transsexuals-call-laws-help-minorities
  3. Comment - Letters

    Discrimination law review will cover broad range of issues

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by LETTERS

    ... Discrimination law review will cover broad range of issues I refer to Michael Chugani's Public Eye column (" Outlawing the 'L-word'? What about the rest? " July 16). The discrimination law review by the Equal Opportunities Commission is not intended to look only at the issues related to mainland Chinese, nor is it aimed at providing this group with any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1557103/discrimination-law-review-will-cover-broad-range-issues
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discrimination and intolerance makes having a disability hard in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:46am by Charley Lanyon

    ... for others facing similar discrimination to come forward, she quickly found her inbox "flooded" with input from fellow victims. Willy Law Wai-cheung, vice-chairman of the Direction ... per cent of complaints referred to age). Commission officials are in the middle of a three-month public consultation to review Hong Kong's laws on discrimination to see how they can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1596176/struggle-being-disabled
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Gays and mainlanders in spotlight as Hong Kong launches discrimination law review

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:33pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Wider anti-discrimination laws eyed A public consultation has been launched on extending anti-discrimination laws to protect, among others, mainlanders, ... for equal rights," he said. The law against sex discrimination does not cover bias on grounds of sexual orientation, while that against racial bias does not cover discrimination against people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549710/eoc-launches-review-anti-discrimination-laws
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong society must unite against discrimination

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:16pm by YAN-YAN YIP

    ... paying attention to another important issue- equal opportunities. The Equal Opportunities Commission is conducting a comprehensive review of our discrimination laws. In July, it released ... covered in the consultation. The review covers the four current discrimination ordinances (on sex, disability, family status and race), and also the role, power and constitutional arrangements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584984/hong-kong-society-must-unite-against-discrimination
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:01pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... Su-Mei Thompson Su-Mei Thompson rallies the public to back proposed changes to Hong Kong's discrimination laws that will improve rights protection for all Support act The Equal Opportunities Commission has launched a public consultation on its review of Hong Kong's discrimination laws. So far, the most vociferous responses have come from the anti-mainland lobby and from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581402/hongkongers-should-back-improved-legal-protection-against-discrimination
  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Discrimination rife at work in Hong Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission finds in study

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... is in the middle of a review of discrimination laws, although the study was not part of that process. The median age for those who reported age discrimination was 40 to 49. Examples collected included ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Almost one in five say they have experienced unfair treatment- most often on age grounds- but only a handful took action to stop it Discrimination rife ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585320/discrimination-rife-work-eoc-study-finds
  9. News - China - DISCRIMINATION

    Lesbian couple hurt by official's disrespect at marriage registry

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Social worker and college student say they were snubbed by registry official as they attempt to challenge law and raise public awareness Lesbians fail in bid ... on Monday. Mayu Yu, a 27-year old social worker, said a male official at the registry told her and her partner that they could not be registered because the law did not recognise a marriage between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1158505/lesbian-couple-hurt-officials-disrespect-marriage-registry
  10. News - China - MACAU

    Suspended pro-democracy Macau professor to take legal action over 'discrimination'

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:15am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com University of Macau associate professor plans to file labour bureau complaint saying he was discriminated against for pro-democracy views Punished ... discriminated against him based on his political beliefs. The associate professor, Bill Chou Kwok-ping, said he had faced a disciplinary process, including attending inquiry sessions, since November ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1569487/university-macau-lecturer-says-he-was-punished-politics

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