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CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 18 December 1979). Relevant articles: 2, 4, 14 and 16.

Signed 17 July 1980.
Ratified 4 November 1980.

- Reservation on paragraph 1 of Article 29. The reservation will also apply to the Hong Kong and Macao special Administrative Regions (24).

CEDAW-OP: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 6 October 1999).

Not signed.

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(2), 3 and 11(1).

Signed 27 October 1997.
Ratified on 27 March 2001.

- The application of Article 8.1[a] of the Covenant to shall be consistent with the relevant provisions of the Constitution, Trade Union Law and Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China (25).

- Article 6 of the Covenant does not preclude the formulation of regulations by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for employment restrictions, based on place of birth or residence qualifications (25).

ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(1), 3, 14, 16 and 23(4).

Signed 5 October 1998.

Other international regulations

Declaration on Indigenous People
Voted in favour as member  the UN Assembly 13 September 2007.

ICERD
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Accessed 29 December 1981.

- Reservation on Article 22. The reservation will also apply to the Hong Kong and Macao special Administrative Regions (26).

Sources: numbers in brackets (*) refer to sources displayed in the Bibliography