Over the years Hong Kong has
a penal system that places increasing importance on the correction and
rehabilitation of inmates. Comprehensive treatment and training
programs have been developed for different types of prisoners such as
young offenders, drug dependants, first offenders or recidivists.
This site provides an overview of the penal system in Hong Kong and its
correctional institutions, and also gives descriptions of the various
rehabilitative services provided and the functions of each.
Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)
This website details the form and function of the ICAC in Hong Kong and provides links to publications, reports, news, and information per prevention and education. In English.
Financial Intelligence Unit
The web site has been designed
to give people in Hong Kong, especially those in the financial services
industry, a greater understanding of the law on money laundering and
the need to make reports about suspicious financial transactions.
This website provides information regarding the drug problems in Hong Kong and the government's measures to tackle drug problems.
The Commission was founded in
is a coalition of 11 NGOs, including religious, community, and women's
and students' groups. The aim of the Commission is to promote and
protect the human rights of the community. In addition, it
lobbies for the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments to the law at
local level. The Commission has been submitting reports to the UN
treaty bodies, attending hearings and lobbying at the international
level. Publications are available.
Site provides links to all
the court system, as well as to other branches of government.
Provides information on the legal system in Hong Kong and links to related sites. Chinese and English.
Guide to Law Online, Hong Kong
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
Provides most recent crime statistics, information about local scams, and information about tactical training and the Technology Crime Prevention Unit. Chinese and English.
National Security Bureau: Hong Kong
The Security Bureau is responsible for a wide-ranging issues, from the maintenance of law and order, exercising effective and efficient immigration and customs control, rehabilitating offenders and drug abusers, and providing swift and reliable emergency fire and rescue services. The website includes access to recent government press release, ministerial speeches, consultation papers and full-ext legislastion. The agencies publication "Fight Crime Committee Report" includes an English language section that provides statistics on crime related issues from 1996 forward.
Provides a background, primary and secondary law sources. In English.