Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong (2nd Edition)
Volume 22, 2022 Reissue
Edited by Patricia Ho, Evelyn Tsao, and Crystal Charlie Yeung
[133.001] The scope of the title and its legislative frameworks
The Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap 383) which entrenches the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (‘ICCPR’) prohibits any discrimination and guarantees to all persons equal and effective protection against discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. In order to specifically and effectively provide recourse to persons facing discrimination, four pieces of legislation were enacted: (1) the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480); (2) Race Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 602); (3) Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 487); and Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 527). These legislations are implemented and enforced by the Equal Opportunities Commission...