Panel on Home Affairs

Meeting on Friday, 9 February 2007, at 9:30 am
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building

Updated agenda

I.Confirmation of minutes
(9:30 am - 9:35 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1012/06-07

-Minutes of meeting on 12 January 2007

II.Information paper(s) issued since the last meeting
(9:35 am - 9:40 am)

No information paper has been issued so far.

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(9:40 am - 9:45 am)

Appendix I to LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07

-List of outstanding items for discussion

Appendix II to LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07

-List of follow-up actions

# IV.Protection of privacy
(9:45 am - 10:45 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(01)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CCB(2)1014/06-07(02)

-Background brief prepared by the Legislative Council (LegCo) Secretariat

V.Examination of the existing human rights protection mechanisms
(10:45 am - 11:30 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(03)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(04)
(English version only)

-Report summary provided by Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor

LC Paper No. CB(2)1069/06-07(01)
(English version only)

-Research report on the establishment of a human rights commission in Hong Kong provided by Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor

LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(05)

-Background brief prepared by LegCo Secretariat

LC Paper No. IN04/06-07

-Information note entitled "Whether the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies are binding on their member states" prepared by Research and Library Services Division (RLSD) of LegCo

LC Paper No. IN05/06-07

-Information note entitled "Principles and requirements for establishing a Human Rights Commission in selected jurisdictions" prepared by RLSD

LC Paper No. IN06/06-07

-Information note entitled "Academics' views on the existing human rights framework in Hong Kong" prepared by RLSD

* VI.Concluding comments adopted by the United Nations Committee on the second report of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
(11:30 am - 12:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(06)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(07)

-Background brief prepared by the LegCo Secretariat

Meeting with deputations and the Administration

  1. Hong Kong Association for the Survivors of Women Abuse (Kwan Fook)
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(08)] (Chinese version only)

  2. Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(09)]

  3. Action for Reach Out
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(10)]

  4. Democratic Party
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(11)] (Chinese version only)

  5. Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(12)] (Chinese version only)

  6. Association for the Advancement of Feminism

  7. Civic Party
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(13)] (to follow)

  8. Indonesian Migrant Workers Union

  9. The Hong Kong Coalition of Indonesian Migrant Worker Organization
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(14)] (to follow)

  10. Far East Overseas Nepalese Association
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(15)] (English version only)

  11. The Coalition for Migrants Rights
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(16)] (English version only)

  12. Asian Domestic Workers General Union
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(17)] (to follow)

  13. Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(18)] (Chinese version only)

  14. Women Affairs Committee, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(19)] (Chinese version only)

  15. Hong Kong Women Workers' Association
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1014/06-07(20)] (to follow)

  16. Amnesty International Hong Kong Section
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1080/06-07(01)] (English version only)

  17. Asian Migrants Coordinating Body

  18. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor
VII.Any other business
(12:40 pm - 12:45 pm)

# Members of the Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting are invited to join the discussion of this item.

* All other Hon LegCo Members are invited to join the discussion of this item.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
14 February 2007