Update: Anti-stalking law proposal stalled

Jun 17, 2014

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)


16 June 2014 —┬áThe Hong Kong government told the Legislative Council’s Panel on Constitutional Affairs that there are “no favourable conditions” to take a proposed new law on stalking further, after failing to foster a consensus among stakeholders. An anti-stalking law was first proposed in 2000 by the Law Reform Commission, but it failed to gain public support, with concerns being raised about its potential impact on the freedom of the press and expression. The administration stopped short of saying it had shelved the proposal and said it would listen to views before planning a way forward. (This development updates references on pages 98, 120-121, 125 of the book.)

“Proposed stalking law stalled,” RTHK, 17 June 2014

Stalking, implementation status, Law Reform Commission