Children's Rights

City Digest, January 21, 2013

Marine police stopped a sampan carrying 10 mainlanders in Deep Bay, Lau Fau Shan, at 5am yesterday.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 4:59am

Letters to the Editor, December 24, 2012

Bank's bosses must own up to serious errors. Photo: EPA

Children's commission long overdue

The festive season is said to be one of peace and goodwill to all mankind; it is a special time for children - or should be.

The most important asset of this place we call home is its people, and the future of Hong Kong is its little people, our children.

24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, October 1, 2012

KMB aims for high safety standards. Photo: David Wong

KMB places emphasis on safe driving

We would like to thank Paul Surtees for expressing his safety concerns ("Bus passengers deserve safer and comfortable trips", September 13). Safety is KMB's top priority so we naturally agree with your correspondent's views and have in place a number of measures to enforce and enhance safety standards.

1 Oct 2012 - 3:40am 2 comments

Children give Tsang bad grade

The government's performance last year hit nearly rock bottom in the opinion of underprivileged children.

The Children's Rights Concern Group and Society for Community Organisation released the seventh annual report of underprivileged children's top 10 concerns.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Children's Council powers through votes

In a mock Legislative Council meeting last Saturday, 45 'child councillors' called for a bilingual learning curriculum for ethnic minorities, protection for cyber-bullying victims and children's participation in parents' divorce.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hand in hand for the sake of children

After six months of training, 40 Unicef Young Envoys are ready to do the best they can to promote children's rights in Hong Kong.

They made the pledge in the appointment ceremony last Sunday that they will help bring about a child-friendly city.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

One voice

After the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was applied to Hong Kong in 1994, the government's responsibility has been to implement the myriad rights to which children are now entitled. Article 3, crucially, requires that in all actions concerning children, 'the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration'.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Children: it's all about you

Universal Children's Day is celebrated every year around the world. It is not necessarily a holiday in every country, but rather a day to think about children's rights. It was started by Unicef - the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund


17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Striving to protect children's rights

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) - the first legally binding international pact for protecting children's rights.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Balancing family values and children's privacy

There should be no argument about whether a child has rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Hong Kong is a signatory, is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. But there is a debate about where to draw the line between children's rights and the rights and responsibilities of parents.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Legislators call for children's watchdog

Legislators yesterday passed a motion calling on the government to set up a commission on children to protect their rights and well-being.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

New rights law a 'gift' for children

The revised Protection of Minors Law coming into effect today is 'a festive present for the mainland's 300 million children', Vice-Premier Wu Yi said in an article published yesterday in People's Daily.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Children's groups want commission

The government should set up a children's commission to co-ordinate the services of various departments and agencies to ensure young people's voices are not ignored.

A group of 24 children's concern organisations made the call yesterday to mark Children's Day.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Fight for your rights

A group of teenagers have set up an organisation to fight for children's rights. It is the first ever in Hong Kong to be run by children.

Kids' Dream, which will be launched on August 26, was initiated by past Children Ambassadors and Children's Councillors.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Speak up and be heard

You can help promote children's rights by becoming a member of the Children's Council.

Jointly organised by Against Child Abuse, United Nations Children's Fund and Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights, the council was launched in 2002 to provide a platform for children to express their views on issues that affect them.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am