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Unpublished Paper
The Human Rights of Women in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
ExpressO (2012)
  • Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong
Abstract
Although Hong Kong is a party to the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and has enacted relevant protections to safeguard the rights and interests of women under the Hong Kong Basic Law (HKBL) and anti-discrimination laws, the existing framework of protection is inadequate in critical respects and fails to offer substantive protection. The paper critically examines existing law and policy governing women’s rights, highlighting the reasons for its failings and outlines recommendations for achieving substantive and transformative equality for women.
Keywords
  • women's human rights,
  • CEDAW,
  • substantive equality,
  • intersectionality
Disciplines
Publication Date
February 6, 2012
Citation Information
Puja Kapai. "The Human Rights of Women in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/puja_kapai/2/