Hong Kong Falls Back In The Global Rights Index Ranks As The Worst
In 2015,Hong Kong is ranked as the second most competitive economy in the world, rose from fourth to fell just behind the U.S. However, according to the International Trade Union Confederation's (ITUC) Global Rights Index published on June 10th, Hong Kong's Labour Protection Rating is one of the worst in the world. The ITUC Global Rights Index rates countries from 1 to 5+ according to 97 indicators, with an overall score placing countries in one to five rankings. Hong Kong drops down in the pecking in this year's Rights Index to the 5 ranking which represents “No guarantee of rights”, along with some other 26 countries, such as China, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran.
ITUC Asia Pacific Letter to the Chief Executive of HKSAR
As stated in the resolution, the Hong Kong Government should take all the necessary measure to implement universal suffrage in conformity with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and we urge you to call on, as a matter of urgency, all parties to engage in peaceful dialogue.