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Name: Race Discrimination Ordinance (No. 29 of 2008) (Cap. 602).
Country: China - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Subject(s): Non-discrimination
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-10-03
Entry into force:
ISN: CHN-2008-L-92925
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Hong Kong E-Legislation (HKeL), Department of Justice, Department of Justice, Hong Kong PDF of Ordinance as at 27/05/2016 PDF of Ordinance as at 27/05/2016 (consulted on 2017-03-09)
Abstract/Citation: An Ordinance to render discrimination, harassment and vilification, on the ground of race, unlawful; to prohibit serious vilification of persons on that ground; to extend the jurisdiction of the Equal Opportunities Commission to include such unlawful acts; to confer on the Commission the function of eliminating such discrimination, harassment and vilification and promoting equality and harmony between people of different races; to amend certain definitions, and the provisions on discrimination against contract workers, in existing anti-discrimination legislation as well as the provision on unlawful sexual harassment by creating a hostile or intimidating environment in the Sex Discrimination Ordinance for alignment with corresponding provisions in this Ordinance; to make other consequential and related amendments to enactments; and for related purposes.
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