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See also the Complete list of Reports Tabulated According to Implementation Status


2019
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Causing or Allowing the Death or Serious Harm of a Child or Vulnerable Adult Consultation paper
(May 2019)
   
Voyeurism and Non-consensual Upskirt-photography Report
(Apr 2019)
   

2018
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Access to Information Consultation paper
(Dec 2018)
   
Archives Law Consultation paper
(Dec 2018)
   
Miscellaneous Sexual Offences Consultation paper
(May 2018)
   
Periodical Payments for Future Pecuniary Loss in Personal Injury Cases Consultation paper
(April 2018)
   

2016
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Sexual Offences Involving Children and Persons with Mental Impairment Consultation paper
(November 2016)
   
Third Party Funding for Arbitration Report
(October 2016)
Government response
(January 2017)
Implemented by the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 (6 of 2017) (June 2017)

2015
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Third Party Funding for Arbitration Consultation paper
(October 2015)
   

2014
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Adverse Possession Report
(October 2014)
Government response
(April 2015)
Latest position
Excepted Offences under Schedule 3 to the Criminal Procedure Ordinance (Cap 221) Report
(February 2014)
  Latest position

2013
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Charities Report
(December 2013)
  Latest position
Excepted Offences under Schedule 3 to the Criminal Procedure Ordinance (Cap 221) Consultation paper
(June 2013)

2012
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Adverse Possession Consultation paper
(December 2012)
Rape and Other Non-consensual Sexual Offences Consultation paper
(September 2012)
Class Actions Report
(May 2012)

Government response
(November 2012)

Latest position

Double Jeopardy Report
(February 2012)

Government response
(August 2012)

Government response
(February 2013)

Latest position

2011
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Enduring Powers of Attorney: Personal Care Report
(July 2011)

Government response
(December 2011)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position
Charities Consultation paper
(June 2011)

2010
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
The Common Law Presumption that a Boy under 14 is Incapable of Sexual Intercourse Report
(December 2010)
  Implemented by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (26 of 2012) (July 2012)
Criteria for Service as Jurors Report
(June 2010)

Government response
(December 2010)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position
Double Jeopardy Consultation paper
(March 2010)
Sexual Offences Records Checks for Child-related Work: Interim Proposals Report
(February 2010)
Government response
(December 2011)
On 28 November, 2011, the Security Bureau announced the implementation, with effect from 1 December 2011, of a scheme based on the LRC's proposals enabling employers to check the sexual offence conviction records of prospective employees for work that requires frequent contact with children or mentally incapacitated persons.

2009
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Hearsay in Criminal Proceedings Report
(November 2009)

Government response
(December 2010)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position
Class Actions Consultation paper
(November 2009)
Enduring Powers of Attorney: Personal Care Consultation paper
(July 2009)

2008
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Interim Proposals on a Sex Offender Register Consultation paper
(July 2008)
Enduring Powers of Attorney Report
(March 2008)
  Implemented by Enduring Powers of Attorney (Amendment) Ordinance (25 of 2011) (December 2011) amending Cap 501
Criteria for Service as Jurors Consultation paper
(January 2008)

2007
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Conditional Fees Report
(July 2007)
Government response
(October 2010)

Latest position

Enduring Powers of Attorney Consultation paper
(April 2007)

2006
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Substitute Decision-Making and Advance Directives In Relation to Medical Treatment Report
(August 2006)

Government response
(November 2010)

Government response
(December 2012)

Government response
(April 2013)

Government response
(March 2015)

Latest position

Privacy: The Regulation of Covert Surveillance Report
(March 2006)

Government response
(April 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

The Interception of Communications and Surveillance Bill (subsequently Ordinance 20 of 2006) was introduced prior to publication of LRC report but mirrors some of the LRC's recommendations

2005
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Hearsay in Criminal Proceedings Consultation paper
(November 2005)
Privity of Contract Report
(October  2005)

Government response
(November 2010)

Government response
(December 2012)

Implemented by Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap 623) (17 of 2014) (December 2014)
Conditional Fees Consultation paper
(September 2005)
Rules for Determining Domicile Report
(April 2005)
  Implemented by Domicile Ordinance  (Cap 596) (4 of 2008) (February 2008)
Child Custody and Access Report
(March 2005)

Government response
(June 2011)

Government response
(December 2012)

Government response to Legco AJLS Panel Motion on implementation
(May 2014)

Latest position

2004
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Civil Liability for Invasion of Privacy Report
(December 2004)

Government response
(April 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position

Privacy and Media Intrusion

Report
(December 2004)

Government response
(April 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position

Substitute Decision-Making and Advance Directives In Relation to Medical Treatment Consultation paper
(July 2004)
Privity of Contract Consultation paper
(June 2004)
Rules for Determining Domicile Consultation paper
(March 2004)

2003
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
The Family Dispute Resolution Process Report
(March 2003)

Government response
(May 2009)

Government response
(Apr 2013)

Latest position

2002
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Description of Flats on Sale - Local Completed Residential Properties Report
(September 2002)
 

Latest position

The Regulation of Debt Collection Practices Report
(July 2002)
(Decision by Administration not to implement report's recommendations (September 2005): see Report on the Administration's Response to the Law Reform Commission Report on the Regulation of Debt Collection Practices)

Latest position

International Parental Child Abduction Report
(April 2002)

Government response
(November 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

Implemented by Child Abduction Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendment) Ordinance (16 of 2014) (November 2014), amending the Child Abduction and Custody Ordinance (Cap 512). The Amendment Ordinance came into operation on 5 April 2016 (LN 5 of 2016)
Contracts for the Supply of Goods Report
(February 2002)

Government response
(November 2010)

Government response
(March 2013)

Latest position

Guardianship of Children Report
(January 2002)
  Implemented by Guardianship of Minors (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (1 of 2012) (January 2012) amending Cap 13

2001
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Description of Flats on Sale - Local Completed Residential Properties Consultation paper
(January 2001)

2000
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Contracts for the Supply of Goods Consultation paper
(December 2000)
Stalking Report
(October  2000)

Government response
(April 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position
The Procedure Governing the Admissibility of Confession Statements in Criminal Proceedings Report
(July 2000)
  No change to the existing law was recommended
The Regulation of Debt Collection Practices Consultation paper
(July 2000)
The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Hong Kong Report
(May 2000)
  Implemented by Juvenile Offenders (Amendment) Ordinance
(6 of 2003) (March 2003)
amending Cap 226

1999
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS

The Regulation of Media Intrusion

Consultation paper
(August1999)
Civil Liability for Invasion of Privacy Consultation paper
(August1999)
The Winding-up Provisions of the Companies Ordinance Report
(July 1999)

Government response
(April 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position
The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Hong Kong Consultation paper
(January 1999)
   

1998
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Guardianship and Custody Consultation paper
(December 1998)
The Procedure Governing Admissibility of Confession Statements in Criminal Proceedings Consultation paper
(November 1998)
Stalking Consultation paper
(May 1998)
The Winding-up Provisions of the Companies Ordinance Consultation paper
(April 1998)
Civil Liability for Unsafe Products Report
(February 1998)

Government response
(November 2010)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position

1997
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Description of Flats on Sale - Overseas Uncompleted Residential Properties Report
(September 1997)
(Decision by Administration not to implement report's recommendations (March 2013): see LRC report on Overseas Uncompleted Residential Properties: Administration's response)

Latest position

The Year and a Day Rule in Homicide Report
(June 1997)
  Implemented by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (32 of 2000) (June 2000)
Extrinsic Materials as an Aid to Statutory Interpretation Report
(April 1997)
  Latest position
Civil Liability for Unsafe Products Consultation paper
(February 1997)

1996
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Privacy: Regulating the Interception of Communications Report
(December 1996)
Government response
(April 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position

Corporate Rescue and Insolvent Trading Report
(October  1996)

Government response
(March 2013)

Latest position
Description of Flats on Sale - Overseas Uncompleted Residential Properties Consultation paper
(September 1996)
Creation of a Substantive Offence of Fraud Report
(July 1996)
  Implemented by Theft (Amendment) Ordinance (45 of 1999) (July 1999) amending Cap 210
Hearsay Rule in Civil Proceedings Report
(July 1996)
  Implemented by Evidence (Amendment) Ordinance (2 of 1999) (January 1999) amending Cap 8
Privacy: Regulating the Interception of Communications Consultation paper
(April 1996)
Extrinsic Materials as an Aid to Statutory Interpretation Consultation paper
(February 1996)

1995
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Corporate Rescue and Insolvent Trading Consultation paper
(June 1995)
Bankruptcy Report
(May 1995)
  Implemented by Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance (76 of 1996) (December 1996) amending Cap 6
Creation of a Substantive Offence of Fraud Consultation paper
(May 1995)
 
Description of Flats on Sale - Local Uncompleted Residential Properties Report
(April 1995)
  Implemented by Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance (Cap 621) (19 of 2012) (July 2012)

1994
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Reform of the Law Relating to the Protection of Personal Data Report
(August1994)
  Implemented by Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486) (81 of 1995) (August1995)
Codification: The Preliminary Offences of Incitement, Conspiracy and Attempt Report
(May 1994)
  Implemented by Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance (49 of 1996) (July 1996) amending Cap 200
Description of Flats on Sale - Local Uncompleted Residential Properties Consultation paper
(April 1994)
Reform of the Law Relating to Copyright Report
(January 1994)
  Implemented by Copyright Ordinance (Cap 528) (92 of 1997) (June 1997)

1993
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Bankruptcy Consultation paper
(July 1993)
 
Reform of the Law Relating to the Protection of Information Privacy Consultation paper
(March 1993)
 

1992
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Grounds for Divorce and the Time Restriction on Petitions for Divorce within Three Years of Marriage Report
(November 1992)
  Implemented by Matrimonial Causes (Amendment) Ordinance (29 of 1995) (May 1995) amending Cap 179
Arrest Report
(November 1992)
Government response
(February 2009)

Government response
(December 2012)

Latest position
Hearsay Rule in Civil Proceedings Consultation paper
(August 1992)
 

1991
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Illegitimacy Report
(December 1991)
  Implemented by Parent and Child Ordinance (Cap 429) (17 of 1993) (March 1993)
Reform of the Law Relating to Copyright Consultation paper
(January 1991)
 

1990
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Grounds for Divorce and the Time Restriction on Petitions for Divorce within Three Years of Marriage Consultation paper
(October  & December 1990)
 
Loitering Report
(July 1990)
  Implemented by Crimes (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance (74 of 1992) (July 1992) amending Cap 200
Interest on Debt and Damages Report
(July 1990)
  Rejected by the Administration in May 1994
Law of Wills, Intestate Succession and Provision for Deceased Persons' Families and Dependants Report
(May 1990)
  Implemented by Wills (Amendment) Ordinance(56 of 1995) (July 1995) amending Cap 30; Intestates' Estates (Amendment) Ordinance (57 of 1995) (July 1995) amending Cap 73; Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance (Cap 481) (July 1995); and Law Amendment and Reform (Consolidation) (Amendment) Ordinance (16 of 1996) (May 1996) amending Cap 23.
Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Report
(April 1990)
  Implemented by Sale of Goods (Amendment) Ordinance (85 of 1994) (October 1994) amending Cap 26; Supply of Services (Implied Terms) Ordinance (Cap 457) (86 of 1994)  (October  1994); and Unconscionable Contracts Ordinance (Cap 458) (87 of 1994) (October 1994).

1989
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Bail in Criminal Proceedings Report
(December 1989)
  Implemented by Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance
(56 of 1994) (June 1994) amending Cap 221
Codification: The Preliminary Offences of Incitement, Conspiracy and Attempt Consultation paper
(December 1989)
 

1988
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Competence and Compellability of Spouses in Criminal Proceedings Report
(December 1988)
  Implemented by Evidence (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance (23 of 2003) (July 2003) amending Cap 8

1987
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
The Adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law of Arbitration Report
(September 1987)
  Implemented by Arbitration (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance (64 of 1989) (November 1989) amending Cap 341*
Coroners Report
(August1987)
  Implemented by Coroners Ordinance (Cap 504) (27 of 1997) (May 1997)
Contempt of Court Report
(July 1987)
  Rejected by the Administration in January 1994

1986
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
The Control of Exemption Clauses Report
(December 1986)
  Implemented by Control of Exemption Clauses Ordinance (Cap 71) (59 of 1989) (November 1989)
Young Persons - Effects of Age in Civil Law Report
(April 1986)
  Implemented by Age of Majority (Related Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 410) (32 of 1990) (May 1990); Marriage and Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance (69 of 1997); and Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions and Minor Amendments) Ordinance (80 of 1997)
Laws on Insurance Report
(January 1986)
  Implemented by Insurance Companies (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance (76 of 1994) (July 1994) amending Cap 41

1985
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Confession Statements and their Admissibility in Criminal Proceedings Report
(October 1985)
  Rejected by the Administration in September 1987
Damages for Personal Injury and Death Report
(February 1985)
  Implemented by Fatal Accidents Ordinance (Cap 22) (41 of 1986) (July 1986) and Law Amendment and Reform (Consolidation) (Amendment) Ordinance (40 of 1986) (July 1986) amending Cap 23

1984
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
The Law Relating to Contribution between Wrongdoers Report
(April 1984)
  Implemented by Civil Liability (Contribution) Ordinance (Cap 377) (77 of 1984) (November 1984)

1983
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Community Service Orders Report
(June 1983)
  Implemented by Community Service Orders Ordinance (Cap 378) (78 of 1984) (November 1984)
Laws Governing Homosexual Conduct Report
(June 1983)
  Implemented by Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance (90 of 1991) (July 1991) amending Cap 200

1982
PROJECT TITLE PUBLICATION GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Bills of Exchange Report
(December 1982)
  Implemented by Bills of Exchange (Amendment) Ordinance (16 of 1983) (April 1983) amending Cap 19
Commercial Arbitration Report
(January 1982)
  Implemented by Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance (10 of 1982) (March 1982) amending Cap 341*

* Cap 341 has since 1 June 2011 been replaced by the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap 609) (17 of 2010), which came into operation on the same day.