The Equal Opportunities Commission: Vision for the Future

The Equal Opportunities Commission: Vision for the Future

Supported by the Women in Business Committee  

Established in 1996, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is the sole statutory body in Hong Kong tasked with eliminating discrimination. Committed to creating a pluralistic and inclusive society, it strives to fulfil its mandate both by enforcing the four anti-discrimination ordinances currently in place – namely, the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance – and identifying legal gaps and other systemic problems that continue to put marginalised communities in a vulnerable and disadvantaged position. 

The presentation will offer an overview of unlawful acts under the ordinances, as well as the EOC’s statutory role, strategy and various scopes of work. Emphasis will be placed on the EOC’s latest initiatives and vision for the future, with a special focus on ways to foster a closer collaborative relationship between the corporate sector and the Commission in the pursuit of equal opportunities in Hong Kong.

About the speaker

Ricky Chu Man-kin took the helm as Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) in April 2019, leading and steering the operation of the Commission to enforce the anti-discrimination ordinances and promote the value of equal opportunities in Hong Kong.

He brings with him extensive experience in public service and proven management capabilities, having worked in leadership positions of different public organisations. He joined the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in 1978 as an investigator, and rose through the ranks to become the Assistant Director of Operations and Acting Director of Corruption Prevention. In 2010, he left the ICAC to join the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) as its Secretary-General, leading the Secretariat to assist Council members in monitoring and reviewing the handling and investigation of complaints against the Police.

Ricky re-joined the ICAC in 2016 as the Director of Investigation and retired from the Commission in 2019. Throughout his career, he made distinguished contribution to the anti-corruption cause, and dedicated himself to upholding justice in society. He is also committed to the principles of fairness and impartiality in administering the law. He was awarded the Hong Kong ICAC Medal for Distinguished Service (IDS) in 2019. 


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9/26/2019 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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