The Solicitor General, Mr Frank Poon (centre), addressing the UN Human Rights Committee at the hearing on the HKSAR Third Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in March 2013
The Legal Policy (Constitutional) Section consists of the Basic Law Unit, Human Rights Unit and Constitutional Development and Elections Unit. Together, the section provides legal advice to the Government on the Basic Law, human rights law (including anti-discrimination legislation) and electoral law issues in the context of legislation, policies or government litigation. The section is responsible for ensuring that new legislative and major policy proposals are in conformity with the Basic Law and human rights. The section works closely with government bureaux and departments on constitutional reforms and electoral operations. Counsel of the Human Rights Unit assist the Government in preparing periodic reports to the United Nations (UN) treaty monitoring bodies under the applicable human rights treaties and play an active part at the relevant UN hearings.