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Rights


Human Rights

In Hong Kong, human rights are fully protected by law. Young people should pay attention to your rights because knowing them ensures that you understand how you are being protected. You should also be aware of children's rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Privacy

If your personal data privacy right is being intruded upon, you can make complaints to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data. You can also inquire about information on personal data privacy from this independent statutory body.

Equal Opportunities Commission

The Equal Opportunities Commission is committed to promoting diversity and equality, fostering an inclusive society in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Commission works towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, family status and race. It also aims to eliminate sexual harassment, and harassment and vilification on the grounds of disability or race. It promotes the equality of opportunities between men and women, between persons with and without a disability and irrespective of family status or race.

Lodge complaints related to discrimination

If you feel that you have been a victim of discrimination, you can lodge complaints related to discrimination with the Commission.

Promotion of gender identity and equal opportunity

In addition, the Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Unit under the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau launches various publicity and educational programmes that promote equal opportunities for people of different sexual orientation and transgendered persons.

Supporting services for ethnic minorities

The Race Relations Unit under the Home Affairs Department is providing support services for ethnic minorities in order to facilitate their integration into the community.

Intellectual property

The most common intellectual properties are copyrights, registered designs, patents and trademarks. To find out why intellectual property protection (IPR) is important, just visit the website of the Intellectual Property Department.

Relevant law enforcement agencies

The Customs & Excise Department (C&ED) is responsible for enforcing the criminal sanctions in relation to copyrights and trademarks in Hong Kong. In order to enhance IP protection, the C&ED and the IPR industry has established an Intellectual Property Rights Protection Alliance.