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.
CitationCap. 383
Enacted byLegislative Council of Hong Kong
Commenced7 June 1991
Legislative history
Bill published on20 July 1990
Introduced byChief Secretary Sir David Robert Ford
First reading25 July 1990
Second reading5 June 1991
Third reading5 June 1991
Amended by
1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2017[1]
Status: Current legislation
Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance
Traditional Chinese香港人權法案條例

The Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Chinese: 香港人權法案條例), 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 into 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 8 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 Section 3 provides that all earlier laws identified as contravening the Covenant are to be repealed; this affected some provisions of the Public Order Ordinance.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.