More than 50 non-governmental organisations will meet visiting United Nations officials in Hong Kong today, armed with a list of the city's human rights shortcomings. Virginia Bonoan-Dandan, chairwoman of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and committee member Maria Virginia Bras Gomes arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday for a five-day visit in the run-up to the committee's hearing in the city next month. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai said the NGOs planned to raise various issues, from a perceived lack of independence by a panel investigating the Equal Opportunities Commission to the consultation on the anti-racism law, domestic violence, education and sex workers' rights. 'Of about 20 recommendations by the UN committee, most have been ignored,' he said. Mr Law said the groups would also raise the lack of coverage for mainland new arrivals in the proposed anti-racism law, the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance rate, stringent housing eligibility rules for new arrivals and the split-family issue.