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July 24, 2001

The following organizations from Hong Kong attended the CERD hearing to present a contrasting picture of the situation in the territory to that of the government.
 


HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR

The Monitor, one of the territory’s major human rights groups, submitted an in-depth report to the CERD containing a comprehensive critique of the HKSAR government report. The report is available on-line at:
www.hkhrm.org.hk

THE FRONTIER

A group that has several members in the Hong Kong Legislative Council and focuses on the need for greater democracy in Hong Kong, the Frontier submitted an in-depth critique of the official report to the CERD, primarily focusing on the need for legislation, foreign domestic helpers and education. The report can be found at:
www.frontier.org.hk/main_e/main.htm

HONG KONG AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION (HARD)

This coalition of civic groups and individuals submitted a paper focusing primarily on the need for legislation outlawing racial discrimination in the SAR. The report included a summary of various case studies compiled by HARD. For a copy of this report, e-mail HARD at:
hardcomment@yahoo.com.hk

HONG KONG COALITION ON RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE)

A recently established coalition of various NGOs, CORE submitted a paper primarily focusing on issues related to new arrivals and conditions of stay for foreign domestic helpers. This submission was produced jointly with the Hong Kong Human Rights Commission. The report is on-line at:
www.hkhrc.org.hk/content/publications/
UN_reports/2001cerdreport/cerd2001.htm

 

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