Updated at 6.05pm: A local pressure group urged the Government to speed up drafting of anti-racism law as SAR officials attended a United Nations conference on eliminating racial discrimination in Geneva on Wednesday. ''Hong Kong has signed the Bill of Rights Ordinance which covers only actions by public authorities. We do not have any law covering discrimination in private sector. This was repeatedly criticised by the UN. Even Macau has enacted an anti-discrimination law,'' said Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor (HKHRM) Director Law Yuk-kai. The HKSAR Government, Macau and the Republic of China are among the signatories of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Government has to convince the UN committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in a two-day hearing why the SAR does not need legislation to combat racism. Deputy Solicitor General, Stephen Wong Kai-yi said the SAR Government would launch a consultation exercise, polling 30 employers, ethnic minorities and rights groups, that will finish early next year. ''The Government should not use consultation as an excuse to delay the legislation process. The authority has conducted one consultation exercise after another, but still there is no sign of any law being drafted,'' Mr Law said. ''The business sector in Hong Kong has been open to the idea that equality should be obtained in employment or working environment. There should not be much constraints in implementing it,'' he said. SAR officials will be questioned by the UN committee on Thursday. Frontier lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing and representatives from other local human rights groups representatives also attending the Geneva meeting.