Legal Framework for Human Rights in Hong Kong

Domestic Legislations


Sino-British Joint Declaration, 1984

The Basic Law of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance, 1991

Sex Discrimination Ordinance

Disability Discrimination Ordinance

Family Status Discrimination Ordinance

Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance


International Human Rights Instruments


United Nations Agreements on Human Rights

Hong Kong and United Nations Agreements (Law-on-Line) and general comments and recommendations of the UN treaty bodies