香 港 人 權 監 察
HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR

香 港 上 環 孖 沙 街 二 十 號 金 德 樓 4

4/F Kam Tak Building, 20 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

電話Phone: (852) 2811-4488 傳真Fax: (852) 2802-6012

電郵地址Email: contact@hkhrm.org.hk 網址Website: http://www.hkhrm.org.hk

Chairperson: Paul Harris Deputy Chairpersons: John Clancey & Vivian To Treasurer: Lai Wing Yiu Secretary: Dr. Stephen Ng
Founder members: Johannes Chan John Kamm Phillip Ross Ho Hei Wah Andrew Byrnes Charles Mok Paul Harris Christine Loh Dr. Stephen Ng
Director: Law Yuk Kai Organiser: Ida Tse Education & Project Officer: Kit Chan Executive Officer


Press invitation:
United Nations lobbying (CESCR & the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders)

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will consider the First Report submitted by the People's Republic of China on its implementation of the International Covenant on Eocomic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in May 2005. The Committee is now preparing its hearing of the Report through its Pre-sessional Working
Group, which is now in session in Geneva. The Hong Kong Report which forms part of the China Report is being dealt with at the same time.

The director of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, Mr. Law Yuk Kai, has testified before the Working Group. He has delivered a speech before the Working Group, answered questions raised and lobbied Members and UN personel on the situations in Hong Kong. His speech and the list of issues drafted by 19 Hong Kong Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and
the International Federation for Human Rights, that has been submitted to the Working Group and are now available at the website of the Monitor at http://www.hkhrm.org.hk/CESCR2004/speech-at-UN.htm and http://www.hkhrm.org.hk/CESCR2004/issues_list_by_NGOs.pdf respectively.

Our director has also met with the assistant to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders on the emerging political violence and intimidation in Hong Kong and the corresponding threat to the freedom of expression in Hong Kong.

Mr. Law will be back to Hong Kong this afternoon (Thursday, 20 May 2004) at about 5p.m. if the plane arrives in time. You are welcome to call him around that time at 97883394.