STATUS OF TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

Treaties/ConventionsIs Hong Kong a Signatory State/Party State?
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized CrimeNo (but China is a Signatory and Party State)

Note: The Convention is not applicable to Hong Kong as it requires prior enactment of domestic legislation by Hong Kong.

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and ChildrenNo (but China is a Party State)

Note: In accordance with the provisions of Article 153 of the Basic Law of the HKSAR, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Protocol shall, unless otherwise notified by the Government, not apply to Hong Kong.

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and AirNo
Slavery ConventionNo
Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to SlaveryNo
Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory LabourNo
Abolition of Force Labour ConventionNo
Worst Forms of Child Labour ConventionSignatory and Party State
International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsSignatory State
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or PunishmentSignatory and Party State
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenSignatory and Party State*
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the ChildSignatory and Party State*
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornographyNo (but China is a Signatory and Party State)

Note: In accordance with the Basic Law of the HKSAR and as suggested by the Government of the HKSAR, the application of the Protocol to Hong Kong requires prior enactment of domestic legislation.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsSignatory and Party State*

*See reservations under “Status of Treaties”