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Rights, Complaints and Redress

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9789622091726
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207578 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0051
Rights, Complaints and Redress

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This chapter discusses and examines how the debates over rights developed in Hong Kong. It also evaluates the extent to which the post-1997 government has protected these rights. In this chapter, the discussion focuses on the evolution of complaint-handling bodies for systematic problems such as corruption and on the work and functions of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The chapter also discusses the growth of the redress system and the issues and challenges it has encountered. In addition, the chapter aims to define individual rights, complaints which are objections of citizens to inappropriate behaviour of public officials, and redress, which is a remedy sought by a citizen against unfair administrative action.

Keywords: rights; post-1997 government; complaint; redress system; individual rights

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