Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance

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Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance
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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
An Ordinance to provide for the incorporation into the law of Hong Kong of provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as applied to Hong Kong; and for ancillary and connected matters.
Citation Cap. 383
Enacted by Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Date commenced 7 June 1991
Legislative history
Bill published on 20 July 1990
Introduced by Chief Secretary Sir David Robert Ford
First reading 25 July 1990
Second reading 5 June 1991
Third reading 5 June 1991
Amendments
1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2017[1]
Status: Current legislation

The Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance, often referred to as the Hong Kong Bill of Rights, is Chapter 383 of the Laws of Hong Kong, which transposed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights so that it is incorporated in Hong Kong law. It supersedes conflicting laws to protect human rights.

The Bill was developed in 1990, passed by the Legislative Council in June 1991 and was enacted on 8th June 1991. It contains 14 sections. Section 3 provides that all earlier laws identified as contravening the Covenant are to be repealed; this affected some provisions of the Public Order Ordinance.

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  1. ^ "Enactment History of Cap. 383 Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance". Cap. 383 Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance. Retrieved 22 March 2018.