Discrimination Law

All groups are living in harmony in SAR, says Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

The largest body representing the Chinese business community has rejected calls for the introduction of an anti-racial discrimination law despite widespread support from foreign business chambers for the move.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2001, 12:00am

Emily Lau urges UN to chide SAR over lack of racism laws

A UN committee was last night urged to send a strong signal that Hong Kong has failed to live up to an international convention by refusing to enact laws against racial discrimination.

31 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Decision on bias law early next year

A decision on whether to outlaw racial discrimination will be made early next year, lawmakers were told yesterday.

Secretary for Home Affairs Lam Woon-kwong said consultations on racial bias would be concluded by the end of the year.

26 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Blatant hypocrisy

I refer to the report headlined 'Australian school caned for 'racist' depiction of Chinese' (South China Morning Post, March 20).

There are laws in place in Australia to deal with any alleged racism. There is, for example, the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and the Racial Hatred Act 1995.

24 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Error-ridden laws prompt drafting query

The quality of law drafting has been called into question after a review found two anti-discrimination laws were peppered with inconsistencies and errors.

The Equal Opportunities Commission is proposing a package of amendments after examining the Sex Discrimination Ordinance and the Disability Discrimination Ordinance.

8 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Gender bias still widespread in Hong Kong

Many people who live in Hong Kong will tell you that women are a pampered and powerful breed here.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

WHAT'S BEING DONE

THE Legislative Council is considering two separate pieces of legislation to combat discrimination: independent legislator Anna Wu Hung-Yuk's private member's Equal Opportunities Bill and the Government's Sex Discrimination Bill.

Ms Wu's bill is a comprehensive package tackling discrimination on the basis of age, sex, sexual preference, religion, disability and race.

9 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Time to stop prevaricating

MR Michael Suen, Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, in commenting on the more than 500 submissions the Government has received in response to the government Green Paper on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women, stated that the overwhelming majority were in favour of extending the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to Hong Kong.

3 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

United call to promote sex equality

LEGISLATORS passed a motion last night urging the Government to promote equality of the sexes in Hong Kong.

Legislators of different factions passed unanimously a motion moved by legislator Peggy Lam Pei Yu-dja, asking the Government to adopt the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Woman (CEDAW) and enforce anti-sex discrimination legislation.

9 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Women's sufferage

LILLY Wong is wrong when she talks of ''more and more female Legislative councillors'', (South China Morning Post, September 28).

Before September 1991 there were 13 women Legco members. With Anson Chan Fang On-sang as Chief Secretary, an Official Member, there will be eight.

6 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Sexual equality survey for 'man in the street'

A SURVEY of 3,000 people is to be conducted to gauge the public's views on sex discrimination ahead of any action by the Government, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, said yesterday.

27 Aug 1993 - 12:00am