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Race Discrimination Ordinance (No. 29 of 2008) (Cap. 602).
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Equality of opportunity and treatment; Non-discrimination
Adopted on (Date of text)
Scope of text
Type of legislation (Type of text)
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.
Implementing Text region
Race Discrimination (Formal Investigations) Rules (Cap. 602A).
Race Discrimination (Investigation and Conciliation) Rules (Cap. 602B).
Race Discrimination (Proceedings by Equal Opportunities Commission) Regulation (Cap. 602C).
Amending Text region
Mediation Ordinance (L.N. 167 of 2012).
Electronic source title
Hong Kong E-Legislation (HKeL), Department of Justice
Department of Justice
CHN92925 2016.pdf (PDF of Ordinance as at 27/05/2016)