UNITED NATIONS (ANTI-TERRORISM MEASURES) ORDINANCE; United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance


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Chapter: 575 United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance Gazette Number Version Date

Long title E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


An Ordinance to further implement a decision of the Security Council of the United Nations in its Resolution 1373 of
28 September 2001 relating to measures for the prevention of terrorist acts, and in that connection, to permit the
implementation of the United Nations International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, the
United Nations Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation
and the United Nations Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms
Located on the Continental Shelf; to implement certain of the Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing
of the Financial Action Task Force; and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.

(Amended 21 of 2004 s. 2)

[The Ordinance except sections 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14(2) and (3),

15, 17 and 18; section 3 in so far as it relates to sections 8
and 10; section 14(1) in so far as it relates to section 8; and
section 14(4) in so far as it relates to section 10

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}




23 August 2002 L.N. 137 of 2002


Section 3 in so far as it relates to section 10; section 10; and
section 14(4) in so far as it relates to section 10 }



7 January 2005 L.N. 172 of 2004

Remaining provisions } 1 January 2011 L.N. 133 of 2010]



(Enacting provision omitted—E.R. 2 of 2012)


(Originally 27 of 2002)
(*Format changes—E.R. 2 of 2012)

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Note:
* The format of the Ordinance has been updated to the current legislative styles.

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Section: 1 Short title and commencement E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) This Ordinance may be cited as the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance.
(2) (Omitted as spent—E.R. 2 of 2012)

Section: 2 Interpretation E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
authorized officer (獲授權人員) means-

(a) a police officer;
(b) a member of the Customs and Excise Service established by section 3 of the Customs and Excise Service

Ordinance (Cap 342);
(c) a member of the Immigration Service established by section 3 of the Immigration Service Ordinance (Cap

331); or
(d) an officer of the Independent Commission Against Corruption established by section 3 of the Independent

Commission Against Corruption Ordinance (Cap 204); (Added 21 of 2004 s. 3)
Committee (聯合國委員會) means-

(a) the Committee of the United Nations Security Council established pursuant to the United Nations Security



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Council Resolution 1267 of 15 October 1999; or
(b) any other committee-

(i) of the United Nations;
(ii) established pursuant to a United Nations Security Council Resolution made, or a United Nations

Convention which has entered into force, after 15 October 1999; and
(iii) the function of which, in whole or in part, is to designate persons or property as terrorists, terrorist

associates or terrorist property, as the case may be;
Court (法院) means the Court of First Instance; (Added 21 of 2004 s. 3)
entity (實體) means any body of persons (including individuals), whether corporate or unincorporate;
functions (職能) includes powers;
items subject to legal privilege (享有法律特權的品目) has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Organized

and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap 455);
material (材料) includes any book, document or other record in any form whatsoever, and any article or substance;

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 3)
possession (管有) includes control; (Added 21 of 2004 s. 3)
practicable (切實可行) means reasonably practicable;
premises (處所) includes any place and, in particular, includes-

(a) any vehicle, vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or offshore structure; and
(b) any tent or movable structure; (Added 21 of 2004 s. 3)

prescribed interest (訂明權益), in relation to any property, means an interest in the property prescribed by rules of
court as an interest for the purposes of this Ordinance;

relevant offence (有關罪行) means an offence against this Ordinance; (Added 21 of 2004 s. 3)
Secretary (局長) means the Secretary for Security;
terrorist (恐怖分子) means a person who commits, or attempts to commit, a terrorist act or who participates in or

facilitates the commission of a terrorist act;
terrorist act (恐怖主義行為)-

(a) subject to paragraph (b), means the use or threat of action where-
(i) the action is carried out with the intention of, or the threat is made with the intention of using action

that would have the effect of- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 3)
(A) causing serious violence against a person;
(B) causing serious damage to property;
(C) endangering a person's life, other than that of the person committing the action;
(D) creating a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public;
(E) seriously interfering with or seriously disrupting an electronic system; or
(F) seriously interfering with or seriously disrupting an essential service, facility or system, whether

public or private; and (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 3)
(ii) the use or threat is-

(A) intended to compel the Government or an international organization or to intimidate the public or
a section of the public; and (Amended 20 of 2012 s. 3)

(B) made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause;
(b) in the case of paragraph (a)(i)(D), (E) or (F), does not include the use or threat of action in the course of any

advocacy, protest, dissent or industrial action;
terrorist associate (與恐怖分子有聯繫者) means an entity owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a terrorist;
terrorist property (恐怖分子財產) means-

(a) the property of a terrorist or terrorist associate; or
(b) any other property that- (Amended 21 of 2012 s. 3)

(i) is intended to be used to finance or otherwise assist the commission of a terrorist act; or
(ii) was used to finance or otherwise assist the commission of a terrorist act;

weapons (武器) includes-
(a) chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons and their precursors;
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paramilitary equipment); and
(c) any components of any arms and related material mentioned in paragraph (b).

(Amended 20 of 2012 s. 3)
(2) Any reference in the definition of terrorist act to-

(a) an action, person or property includes an action, person or property outside the HKSAR;
(b) the Government or public includes the government, or the public, of a place outside the HKSAR.

(3) For the purposes of this Ordinance, any proceeds of a terrorist or terrorist associate arising from a terrorist act
are-
(a) any payments or other rewards received at any time by the terrorist or terrorist associate in connection with

the commission of that act;
(b) any property derived or realized, directly or indirectly, by the terrorist or terrorist associate from any of the

payments or other rewards; and
(c) any pecuniary advantage obtained in connection with the commission of that act.

(4) For the purposes of this Ordinance, a person who has a prescribed interest in any property shall be deemed to be
a person by, for or on behalf of whom the property is or was held.

(5) Nothing in this Ordinance shall-
(a) require the disclosure of any items subject to legal privilege;
(b) authorize the search or seizure of any items subject to legal privilege; or
(c) restrict the privilege against self-incrimination.

(6) Without prejudice to the powers of the Court under the Rules of the High Court (Cap 4 sub. leg. A), the Court
may of its own motion or on application order that any person who may be affected by an application-
(Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)
(a) under section 5 in the case of an application under section 5(1) made inter partes; or
(b) under section 13, 17 or 18,

be joined as a party to the proceedings. (Amended L.N. 29 of 2004)
(7) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared-

(a) that section 14 of the High Court Ordinance (Cap 4) shall apply to any judgment or order of the Court
arising from proceedings- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)
(i) under section 5 in the case of an application under section 5(1) made inter partes; or
(ii) under section 13, 17 or 18;

(b) the provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to the operation of Part XII of the Interpretation and
General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).


Section: 3 Application of certain provisions outside HKSAR E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11B and 11F shall apply to- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 4)
(a) any person within the HKSAR; and
(b) any person outside the HKSAR who is-

(i) a Hong Kong permanent resident; or
(ii) a body incorporated or constituted under the law of the HKSAR.


Part: 2 Specification of Terrorists, Terrorist Associates and

Terrorist Property and Freezing of Property*
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Note:
* (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)

Section: 4 Specification by Chief Executive of persons and property

as terrorists, terrorist associates or terrorist property
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(1) Where a person is designated by the Committee as a terrorist, the Chief Executive may publish a notice in the
Gazette specifying the name or names of the person.

(2) Where a person is designated by the Committee as a terrorist associate, the Chief Executive may publish a notice
in the Gazette specifying the name or names of the person.



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(3) Where any property is designated by the Committee as terrorist property, the Chief Executive may publish a
notice in the Gazette specifying the property.

(4) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that a notice under subsection (1), (2) or (3) is not subsidiary
legislation.

(5) For the purposes of this Ordinance, it shall be presumed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that-
(a) a person specified in a notice under subsection (1) is a terrorist;
(b) a person specified in a notice under subsection (2) is a terrorist associate;
(c) property specified in a notice under subsection (3) is terrorist property.

(6) Where-
(a) a person or property is specified in a notice under subsection (1), (2) or (3), as the case may be; and
(b) the person or property ceases to be designated by the Committee as a terrorist, terrorist associate or terrorist

property, as the case may be,
then-

(c) immediately upon the occurrence of that cesser, the notice shall be deemed to be revoked to the extent that
it relates to the person or property, as the case may be; and

(d) the Chief Executive shall, as soon as is practicable and for information purposes, publish a notice in the
Gazette stating that the first-mentioned notice has been revoked to the extent that it relates to the person or
property, as the case may be (or words to the like effect).


Section: 5 Specification by Court of First Instance of persons and

property as terrorists, terrorist associates or terrorist
property

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(1) The Chief Executive may make an application to the Court for an order to specify- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)
(a) the person the subject of the application as a terrorist or terrorist associate; or
(b) the property the subject of the application as terrorist property.

(2) Where an application is made under subsection (1), the Court shall only make the order sought by the
application if it is satisfied that the person or property the subject of the application is a terrorist, terrorist
associate or terrorist property, as the case may be. (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)

(3) The Chief Executive shall cause an order under subsection (2) to be published in the Gazette.
(4) Where an order under subsection (2) is published in the Gazette, then, subject to section 17(3)(a), for the

purposes of this Ordinance, it shall be presumed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that-
(a) a person specified in the order as a terrorist is a terrorist;
(b) a person specified in the order as a terrorist associate is a terrorist associate;
(c) property specified in the order as terrorist property is terrorist property.

(5) Where-
(a) a person or property is specified in an order under subsection (2) published in the Gazette; and
(b) the Chief Executive receives information which causes him to have reasonable grounds to believe that the

person or property is not, or is no longer, a terrorist, terrorist associate or terrorist property, as the case may
be,

then the Chief Executive shall, as soon as is practicable, make an application to the Court for the order to be
revoked to the extent that it relates to the person or property, as the case may be. (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)

(6) The Court shall grant an application under subsection (5). (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)
(7) Where-

(a) a person or property is specified in an order under subsection (2) published in the Gazette; and
(b) the Court has granted an application- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)

(i) under subsection (6) which relates to the person or property, as the case may be; or
(ii) under section 17(3)(b) which relates to the person or property, as the case may be,

then the Chief Executive shall, as soon as is practicable, cause a notice to be published in the Gazette specifying
that the order has been revoked to the extent that it relates to the person or property, as the case may be.

(8) An order under subsection (2) published in the Gazette which has not been revoked in its entirety by virtue of the
granting of an application under subsection (6) or section 17(3)(b) shall expire on the 2nd anniversary of the date
of its publication in the Gazette.

(9) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that an application under subsection (1) shall be made inter
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purposes of this section.

Section: 6 Freezing of property* E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Where the Secretary has reasonable grounds to suspect that any property held by any person is terrorist property,
the Secretary may, by notice in writing specifying the property, direct that a person shall not, directly or
indirectly, deal with the property except under the authority of a licence granted by the Secretary.

(2) Where-
(a) property is specified in a notice under subsection (1); and
(b) either-

(i) the Secretary ceases to have reasonable grounds to suspect that the property is terrorist property; or
(ii) the Court has granted an application under section 17 which relates to the property, (Amended 21 of

2004 s. 21)
then the Secretary shall, as soon as is practicable, by notice in writing revoke the notice to the extent that it

relates to the property.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), a notice under subsection (1) which has not been revoked under subsection (2) shall

expire on the 2nd anniversary of the date on which it was signed by the Secretary.
(4) Where an application under section 13 has been made to the Court- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)

(a) in respect of property, or part thereof, specified in a notice under subsection (1); and
(b) before the expiration of the notice under subsection (3),

then, subject to subsection (2), the notice shall not expire in relation to the property, or part thereof, as the case
may be, until the date, if any, on which- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 5)
(c) proceedings relating to the application (including proceedings relating to any appeal) are no longer pending;

and
(d) the property, or part thereof, as the case may be, has not been forfeited in consequence of those

proceedings.
(5) Where a notice under subsection (1) has been revoked under subsection (2) or has expired under subsection (3)

or (4), the Secretary shall not again exercise the power under subsection (1) in respect of the property specified
in the notice unless there has been a material change in the grounds in respect of which the Secretary proposes to
again exercise that power in respect of the property.

(6) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that the revocation under subsection (2), or the expiry under
subsection (3) or (4), of a notice under subsection (1) shall not affect the application of section 8 to the property
which was specified in the notice.

(7) A notice under subsection (1) or (2) shall be given to the person holding the property concerned (the recipient)
and shall require the recipient to send a copy of the notice without delay to each person, if any, whose property it
is, or for or on behalf of whom the property is held (the owner). (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 5)

(8) A recipient shall be treated as complying with subsection (7) if, without delay, he sends a copy of the notice
mentioned in that subsection to the owner at his last-known address or, if he does not have an address for the
owner, he makes arrangements for a copy of the notice to be supplied to the owner at the first available
opportunity.

(9) Where any property the subject of a notice under subsection (1) or (2) is immovable property, the notice shall,
for the purpose of the Land Registration Ordinance (Cap 128)-
(a) be deemed to be an instrument affecting land; and
(b) be registrable as such in the Land Registry under that Ordinance in such manner as the Land Registrar

thinks fit. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 5)
(10) The Secretary may, in a notice under subsection (1)-

(a) give a direction that an authorized officer may, for the purpose of preventing any property the subject of the
notice being removed from the HKSAR, seize the property;

(b) give directions in accordance with which any such property so seized shall be dealt with. (Added 21 of
2004 s. 5)

(11) The Secretary may exercise the powers under subsection (10) only if he has reasonable cause to suspect that the
relevant property will be removed from the HKSAR. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 5)

(12) In subsection (1), deal with (處理), in relation to property, means-
(a) to receive or acquire the property;
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disposition, movement or ownership or any rights with respect to it or otherwise);
(c) to dispose of or convert the property;
(d) to bring into or remove from the HKSAR the property; or
(e) to use the property to borrow money, or as security (whether by way of charge, mortgage or pledge or

otherwise). (Added 21 of 2004 s. 5)
(Amended 21 of 2004 s. 5)

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* (Amended 20 of 2012 s. 4)

Part: 3 Prohibitions Relating to Terrorists, Terrorist Associates

and Terrorist Property
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Section: 7 Prohibition on provision or collection of property to
commit terrorist acts*

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A person shall not provide or collect, by any means, directly or indirectly, any property- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 6;
20 of 2012 s. 5)

(a) with the intention that the property be used; or
(b) knowing that the property will be used,

in whole or in part, to commit one or more terrorist acts (whether or not the property is actually so used).
(Amended 21 of 2004 s. 6; 20 of 2012 s. 5)

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Note:
* (Amended 20 of 2012 s. 5)

Section: 8 Prohibition on making property, etc. available to or

collecting property, etc. for terrorists and terrorist
associates

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A person must not—
(a) except under the authority of a licence granted by the Secretary, make any property or financial (or related)

services available, by any means, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of a person knowing that, or
being reckless as to whether, the person is a terrorist or terrorist associate; or

(b) collect property or solicit financial (or related) services, by any means, directly or indirectly, for the benefit
of a person knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, the person is a terrorist or terrorist associate.

(Replaced 20 of 2012 s. 6)

Section: 9 Prohibition on supply of weapons to terrorists and

terrorist associates
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A person shall not provide or collect, by any means, directly or indirectly, weapons-
(a) with the intention that the weapons be directly or indirectly supplied to or otherwise used;
(b) knowing that the weapons will be directly or indirectly supplied to or otherwise used; or
(c) being reckless as to whether the weapons would be directly or indirectly supplied to or otherwise used,

by a person and knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, such person is a terrorist or terrorist associate.
(Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 8)


Section: 10 Prohibition on recruitment, etc. to a body specified in a

section 4(1) or (2) notice or a section 5(2) order
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(1) A person shall not-
(a) recruit another person to become a member; or
(b) become a member,



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of a body specified in a notice published in the Gazette under section 4(1) or (2) or an order published in the Gazette
under section 5(3), knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, it is a body specified in such a notice or order (as the
case may be).
(2) In subsection (1), body (團體) means a body of persons, whether corporate or unincorporate.

(Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 9)

Section: 11 Prohibition against false threats of terrorist acts E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) A person shall not communicate or make available by any means any information which he knows or believes to
be false to another person with the intention of causing alarm to the public or a section of the public by a false
belief that a terrorist act has been, is being or will be carried out.

(2) A person shall not-
(a) place any article or substance in any place; or
(b) despatch any article or substance by post, rail or by any other means of sending things from one place to

another,
with the intention of causing alarm to the public or a section of the public by a false belief that-

(c) the article or substance is likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause personal injury or damage to
property; or

(d) the article contains or the substance consists of-
(i) any dangerous, hazardous, radioactive or harmful substance;
(ii) any toxic chemical; or
(iii) any microbial or other biological agent, or toxin,

that is likely to cause death, disease or personal injury or damage to property.

Part: 3A Prohibitions Relating to Bombing of Prescribed Objects E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(Part 3A added 21 of 2004 s. 10)

Section: 11A Interpretation of Part 3A E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires-
explosive or other lethal device (爆炸性或其他致命裝置) means-

(a) an explosive or incendiary weapon or device that is designed, or has the capability, to cause death, serious
bodily injury or substantial material damage; or

(b) a weapon or device that is designed, or has the capability, to cause death, serious bodily injury or substantial
material damage through the release, dissemination or impact of toxic chemicals, biological agents or toxins
or similar substances or radiation or radioactive material;

infrastructure facility (基建設施) means any publicly or privately owned facility providing or distributing services
for the benefit of the public, and includes any water, sewage, energy, fuel or communications facility;

place of public use (公用場所) means those parts of any building, land, street, waterway or other location that are
accessible or open to the public, whether continuously, periodically or occasionally, and whether or not upon the
payment of any fee, and includes any commercial, business, cultural, historical, educational, religious,
governmental, entertainment, recreational or similar place that is so accessible or open to the public;

prescribed object (訂明標的) means-
(a) an infrastructure facility;
(b) a place of public use;
(c) a public transportation system; or
(d) a state or government facility;

public transportation system (公共運輸系統) means all facilities, conveyances and instrumentalities, whether
publicly or privately owned, that are used in or for publicly available services for the transportation of persons or
cargo;

state or government facility (國家或政府設施) includes any permanent or temporary facility or conveyance that is
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(a) representatives of a state, or members of a government, the legislature or the judiciary, or officials or
employees of a state or government or any other public authority or entity, in connection with their official
duties; or

(b) employees or officials of an intergovernmental organization in connection with their official duties.
(2) Any reference in this Part to a prescribed object does not include a prescribed object in the People's Republic of

China outside the HKSAR.
(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)


Section: 11B Prohibitions against bombing of prescribed objects E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) A person shall not unlawfully and intentionally deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive or other lethal
device in, into or against a prescribed object with the intention to cause death or serious bodily injury to any
person.

(2) A person shall not unlawfully and intentionally deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive or other lethal
device in, into or against a prescribed object-
(a) with the intention to cause extensive destruction of the prescribed object; and
(b) where such destruction results in or is likely to result in major economic loss.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)

Part: 3B Prohibitions Relating to Ships and Fixed Platforms E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(Part 3B added 21 of 2004 s. 10)

Section: 11C Interpretation of Part 3B E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires-
act (行為) includes an omission;
act of violence (暴力行為) means-

(a) an act done in the HKSAR which constitutes the offence of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter,
culpable homicide or assault, or an offence under section 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28 or 29 of the Offences
against the Person Ordinance (Cap 212) or under section 53 or 54 of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200); and

(b) an act done outside the HKSAR which, if done in the HKSAR, would constitute an offence mentioned in
paragraph (a);

fixed platform (固定平台) means an artificial island, installation or structure permanently attached to the seabed for
the purpose of the exploration or exploitation of resources or for other economic purposes;

Hong Kong ship (香港船舶) means a ship registered in the HKSAR;
maritime navigational facility (航海設施) includes-

(a) any lightship and any floating or other light exhibited for the guidance of ships;
(b) any description of a fog signal not carried on a ship;
(c) all marks and signs in aid of marine navigation;
(d) an electronic, radio or other aid to marine navigation not carried on board a ship;

master (船長) includes every person (except a pilot) having command or charge of a ship;
Rome Convention (《羅馬公約》) means the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety

of Maritime Navigation, done at Rome on 10 March 1988;
scheduled to navigate (已編定航行), in relation to a ship, means that the ship has-

(a) an intended route;
(b) a voyage plan;
(c) a normal course of plying; or
(d) an advertised sailing schedule;

ship (船舶) means a vessel of any type whatsoever not permanently attached to the seabed, including dynamically
supported craft, submersibles, or any other floating craft.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)



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Section: 11D Part not to apply to certain ships E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


This Part shall not apply to-
(a) a warship;
(b) a ship owned or operated by a state when being used as a naval auxiliary or for customs or police purposes;
(c) a ship owned or operated by the Government when being used for customs or police purposes; or
(d) a ship that has been withdrawn from navigation or is laid up.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)

Section: 11E Prohibitions relating to ships E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) A person shall not unlawfully and intentionally-
(a) by force or by threat of force or by any other form of intimidation, seize or exercise control over a ship;
(b) on board a ship, commit an act of violence that is likely to endanger the safe navigation of the ship;
(c) destroy a ship;
(d) cause damage to a ship or the ship's cargo where that damage is likely to endanger the safe navigation of the

ship;
(e) place or cause to be placed on a ship anything that is likely to destroy the ship;
(f) place or cause to be placed on a ship anything that is likely to cause damage to the ship or the ship's cargo

where that damage endangers or is likely to endanger the safe navigation of the ship;
(g) destroy, seriously damage or seriously interfere with the operation of any maritime navigational facilities,

where the destruction, damage or interference, as the case may be, is likely to endanger the safe navigation
of a ship; or

(h) endanger the safe navigation of a ship by communicating to another person information which the person
communicating the information knows to be false.

(2) A person shall not intentionally-
(a) cause the death of any person in connection with the commission or attempted commission of any act

prohibited under subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h); or
(b) injure any person in connection with the commission or attempted commission of any act prohibited under-

(i) subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h); or
(ii) paragraph (a).

(3) A person shall not threaten to do, in relation to a ship, any act prohibited under subsection (1)(b), (c), (d) or (g) if
the threat-
(a) is in order to compel any other person to do or abstain from doing any act; and
(b) is likely to endanger the safe navigation of the ship.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)

Section: 11F Prohibitions relating to fixed platforms E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) A person shall not unlawfully and intentionally-
(a) by force or by threat of force or by any other form of intimidation, seize or exercise control over a fixed

platform;
(b) on board a fixed platform, commit an act of violence that is likely to endanger the safety of the platform;
(c) destroy a fixed platform;
(d) cause damage to a fixed platform where that damage is likely to endanger the safety of the platform; or
(e) place or cause to be placed on a fixed platform anything that is likely to destroy the platform or to endanger

the safety of the platform.
(2) A person shall not intentionally-

(a) cause the death of any person in connection with the commission or attempted commission of any act
prohibited under subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e); or

(b) injure any person in connection with the commission or attempted commission of any act prohibited under-
(i) subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e); or
(ii) paragraph (a).

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or (d) if the threat-
(a) is in order to compel any other person to do or abstain from doing any act; and
(b) is likely to endanger the safety of the platform.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)

Section: 11G Provisions supplementary to sections 11E and 11F E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) For the purposes of sections 11E(2) and 11F(2), an act by any person occurs in connection with the commission
or attempted commission of any of the acts prohibited under section 11E(1) or 11F(1) (prohibited acts), as the
case may be, if it was done with intent-
(a) to commit or facilitate the commission or attempted commission of any of the prohibited acts;
(b) to avoid the detection of himself or of any other person in the commission or attempted commission of any

of the prohibited acts; or
(c) to avoid the arrest or facilitate the flight of himself or of any other person on the commission or attempted

commission of any of the prohibited acts.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not limit the generality of the expression "in connection with the commission or attempted

commission of".
(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10. Amended E.R. 2 of 2012)


Section: 11H Master may deliver alleged offender to appropriate

authorities
E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012



(1) The master of a Hong Kong ship may deliver to the appropriate authorities of a state that is a party to the Rome
Convention any person whom the master has reasonable grounds to believe has committed any act prohibited
under section 11E.

(2) The master of a Hong Kong ship who intends to deliver a person under subsection (1) shall notify the
appropriate authorities of the state concerned of-
(a) his intention to deliver the person to those authorities; and
(b) his reasons for intending to do so.

(3) A notification under subsection (2) shall be given-
(a) if it is practicable to do so, before the ship enters the territorial sea of the state concerned; or
(b) in any other case, as soon as is practicable.

(4) Where the master of a Hong Kong ship delivers a person under subsection (1), the master shall give to the
appropriate authorities of the state concerned any evidence relating to the act concerned prohibited under section
11E that is in the master's possession.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)

Section: 11I Extra-territorial jurisdiction in relation to section 11E E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


Section 11E shall apply in respect of an act that occurs outside the HKSAR-
(a) if-

(i) the act occurs against or on board a ship that is navigating, or is scheduled to navigate, into or through
or from the waters beyond the outer limits of the territorial sea of a state or the lateral limits of its
territorial sea with adjacent states; and

(ii) either-
(A) the ship is a Hong Kong ship; or
(B) the alleged offender is a Hong Kong permanent resident;

(b) if-
(i) the act occurs against or on board a ship that is within the territory of another state;
(ii) the alleged offender is found in a state that is a party to the Rome Convention but is not the state where

the act occurred; and
(iii) either-

(A) the ship is a Hong Kong ship; or
(B) the alleged offender is a Hong Kong permanent resident.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 10)



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Part: 4 Disclosure of Knowledge or Suspicion that Property is

Terrorist Property
E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012





Section: 12 Disclosure of knowledge or suspicion that property is
terrorist property, etc.

E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012



(1) Where a person knows or suspects that any property is terrorist property, then the person shall disclose to an
authorized officer the information or other matter-
(a) on which the knowledge or suspicion is based; and
(b) as soon as is practicable after that information or other matter comes to the person's attention.

(2) If a person who has made a disclosure referred to in subsection (1) does any act in contravention of section 7 or
8 (whether before or after the disclosure), and the disclosure relates to that act, the person does not commit an
offence under section 14(1) in respect of that contravention if-
(a) that disclosure is made before the person does that act and the person does that act with the consent of an

authorized officer; or
(b) that disclosure is made-

(i) after the person does that act;
(ii) on the person's initiative; and
(iii) as soon as it is practicable for the person to make it.

(3) A disclosure referred to in subsection (1)-
(a) shall not be treated as a breach of any restriction upon the disclosure of information imposed by contract or

by any enactment, rule of conduct or other provision;
(b) shall not render the person who made it liable in damages for any loss arising out of-

(i) the disclosure;
(ii) any act done or omitted to be done in relation to the property concerned in consequence of the

disclosure.
(4) In the case of a person who was in employment at the relevant time, this section shall have effect in relation to

disclosures to the appropriate person in accordance with the procedure established by his employer for the
making of such disclosures as it has effect in relation to disclosures to an authorized officer.

(5) Where a person knows or suspects that a disclosure has been made under subsection (1) or (4), the person shall
not disclose to another person any information or other matter which is likely to prejudice any investigation
which might be conducted following that first-mentioned disclosure.

(6) Information obtained under or by virtue of a disclosure referred to in subsection (1) may be disclosed-
(a) by any authorized officer to the Department of Justice, the Hong Kong Police Force, the Customs and

Excise Department, the Immigration Department, and the Independent Commission Against Corruption, for
the purpose of preventing and suppressing the financing of terrorist acts; and

(b) by any authorized officer to the authorities or persons responsible for investigating or preventing terrorist
acts, or handling the disclosure of knowledge or suspicion that any property is terrorist property, of any
place outside the HKSAR which the authorized officer thinks fit, for the purpose of preventing and
suppressing the financing of terrorist acts. (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 11)

(7) Subsection (6) is without prejudice to any other right to disclose information obtained under or by virtue of a
disclosure referred to in subsection (1) that may exist apart from subsection (6). (Added 21 of 2004 s. 11)


Part: 4A Powers of Investigation E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(Part 4A added 21 of 2004 s. 12)

Section: 12A Requirement to furnish information or produce material E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) The Secretary for Justice may, for the purpose of an investigation into a relevant offence, make an ex parte
application to the Court for an order under subsection (2) in relation to a particular person or to persons of a
particular description.



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(2) The Court may, if on such an application it is satisfied that the conditions referred to in subsection (4)(a), (b) and
(d) or subsection (4)(a), (c) and (d) are fulfilled, make an order complying with subsection (3) in respect of the
particular person, or persons of the particular description, to whom the application relates.

(3) An order under subsection (2) shall-
(a) give particulars of the relevant offence under investigation;
(b) identify the particular person, or state the particular description of persons, in respect of whom the order is

made;
(c) authorize the Secretary for Justice to require the person or persons in respect of whom the order is made-

(i) to answer questions or otherwise furnish information with respect to any matter that reasonably
appears to an authorized officer to be relevant to the investigation; or

(ii) to produce any material, or any material of a class, that reasonably appears to the Secretary for Justice
to be relevant to the investigation,
or both; and

(d) contain such other terms (if any) as the Court considers appropriate in the public interest, but nothing in this
paragraph shall be construed as authorizing the Court to order the detention of any person in custody
without that person's consent.

(4) The conditions referred to in subsection (2) are-
(a) that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the relevant offence under investigation has been

committed;
(b) where the application relates to a particular person, that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the

person has information, or is in possession of material, likely to be relevant to the investigation;
(c) where the application relates to persons of a particular description, that-

(i) there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that some or all persons of that description have such
information or are in possession of such material; and

(ii) the relevant offence could not effectively be investigated if the application was required to relate to a
particular person, whether because of the urgency of the investigation, the need to keep the
investigation confidential or the difficulty in identifying a particular person who has the relevant
information or material;

(d) that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is in the public interest, having regard-
(i) to the seriousness of the relevant offence under investigation;
(ii) to whether or not the relevant offence could be effectively investigated if an order under subsection (2)

is not made;
(iii) to the benefit likely to accrue to the investigation if the information is disclosed or the material is

obtained; and
(iv) to the circumstances under which the person or persons may have acquired, or may hold, the

information or material (including any obligation of confidentiality in respect of the information or
material and any family relationship with a person to whom the information or material relates),

that an order under subsection (2) should be made in respect of that person or those persons.
(5) Where an order under subsection (2) authorizes the Secretary for Justice to require a person to answer questions

or otherwise furnish information with respect to any matter that reasonably appears to an authorized officer to be
relevant to an investigation, the Secretary for Justice may by one, or more than one, notice in writing served on
that person require him to attend before an authorized officer at a specified time and place, or at specified times
and places, and answer questions or otherwise furnish information with respect to any matter that reasonably
appears to the authorized officer to be relevant to the investigation.

(6) Where an order under subsection (2) authorizes the Secretary for Justice to require a person to produce any
material that reasonably appears to the Secretary for Justice to be relevant to the investigation or be of a class
that is so relevant, the Secretary for Justice may by one, or more than one, notice in writing served on that person
require him to produce at a specified time and place, or at specified times and places, any specified material that
reasonably appears to him to be so relevant or any material of a specified class that reasonably appears to him to
be so relevant.

(7) A notice in writing imposing a requirement on a person under subsection (5) or (6) shall-
(a) state that a court order has been made under this section and include-

(i) the date of the order;
(ii) the particulars of the relevant offence under investigation;
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(iv) where the order is made in respect of persons of a particular description and that person is of that
particular description, a statement to that effect;

(v) a statement of the authorization given to the Secretary for Justice by the order; and
(vi) a statement of any other terms of the order relevant to that person;

(b) have annexed to it a copy of the order under this section, but there may be excluded from such copy-
(i) any reference in the order to a particular person other than that person, or to persons of a particular

description not including that person; and
(ii) any details in the order that relate only to such particular person or persons of a particular description;

and
(c) be substantially in the form specified in Schedule 2 in relation to such notice and in addition shall set out or

have annexed to it subsection (8) and section 12E.
(8) An authorized officer may photograph or make copies of any material produced in compliance with a

requirement under this section.
(9) Subject to section 2(5)(a), (b) and (c), a person is not excused from furnishing information or producing any

material required under this section on the ground that to do so would breach an obligation as to secrecy or
another restriction upon the disclosure of information or material imposed by statute or otherwise.

(10) A statement by a person in response to a requirement imposed by virtue of this section may not be used against
him in criminal proceedings against him except in evidence in proceedings under section 14(7F) or under section
36 of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200).

(11) Where an order under subsection (2) has been made, the Secretary for Justice, or a person authorized in writing
by the Secretary for Justice for the purpose of this subsection, may, after satisfying any conditions that may be
prescribed by rules of court in this respect, obtain a copy of the order; but subject to the foregoing part of this
subsection and to subsection (7)(b), no person is entitled to obtain a copy of the order or any part of the order.

(12) Where a requirement imposed on a person under this section relates to material which consists of information
recorded otherwise than in legible form-
(a) the requirement shall have effect as a requirement to produce the material in a form in which it can be taken

away; and
(b) an authorized officer may, by notice in writing served on the person, require the person to produce at a

specified time and place, or at specified times and places, the material in a form in which it is visible and
legible and can be taken away, and may by like notice release the person from any obligation under the
requirement to produce the material in the form in which it is recorded.

(13) An application for the revocation or variation of an order under this section may be made by any person on
whom a requirement is imposed under the order.

(14) The Secretary shall prepare a code of practice in connection with-
(a) the exercise of any of the powers conferred; and
(b) the discharge of any of the duties imposed,

by this section, and any such code shall be laid before the Legislative Council and shall not be promulgated until
the code has been approved by the Legislative Council.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)

Section: 12B Order to make material available E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) The Secretary for Justice or an authorized officer may, for the purpose of an investigation into a relevant
offence, make an ex parte application to the Court for an order under subsection (2) in relation to particular
material or to material of a particular description, whether in the HKSAR or, in the case of an application by the
Secretary for Justice, elsewhere.

(2) Subject to subsection (6), the Court may, if on such an application it is satisfied that the conditions referred to in
subsection (5) are fulfilled, make an order-
(a) that the person who appears to the Court to be in possession of the material to which the application relates

shall-
(i) produce the material to an authorized officer for him to take away; or
(ii) give an authorized officer access to it,

within such period as the order may specify;
(b) that the person who appears to the Court likely to come into possession of the material to which the

application relates shall, when the person comes into possession of any such material-



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(i) produce the material to an authorized officer for him to take away; or
(ii) give an authorized officer access to it,

within such period as the order may specify; or
(c) in terms both of paragraphs (a) and (b).

(3) An order under subsection (2), in so far as it is in terms of paragraph (b) of that subsection, shall cease to have
effect upon the expiration of 3 months after the day on which the order is made, or upon the expiration of such
lesser period, if any, as is specified in the order for the purpose, but nothing in this subsection shall-
(a) affect any obligation incurred under that order prior to its expiration;
(b) prevent, in relation to the person required to comply with that order, any further order being made under

that subsection in respect of that person (including before the expiration of that first-mentioned order).
(4) The period to be specified in an order under subsection (2) shall be 7 days unless it appears to the Court that a

longer or shorter period would be appropriate in the particular circumstances of the application.
(5) The conditions referred to in subsection (2) are-

(a) that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the relevant offence has been committed;
(b) that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the material to which the application relates is likely to

be relevant to the investigation for the purpose of which the application is made;
(c) that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is in the public interest, having regard-

(i) to the benefit likely to accrue to the investigation if the material is obtained; and
(ii) to the circumstances under which the person in possession of the material holds it,

that the material should be produced or that access to it should be given.
(6) Where an application under subsection (1) relates to material of a particular description, an order under

subsection (2) shall only be made where an application in relation to particular material is not practicable.
(7) Where the Court makes an order under subsection (2)(a)(ii) or (b)(ii) in relation to material on any premises it

may, on the same or a subsequent application of an authorized officer, order any person who appears to it to be
entitled to grant entry to the premises to allow an authorized officer to enter the premises to obtain access to the
material.

(8) An application for the revocation or variation of an order under subsection (2) or (7) may be made by any person
who is subject to the order.

(9) Where material to which an application under this section relates consists of information recorded otherwise
than in legible form-
(a) an order under subsection (2)(a)(i) or (b)(i) shall have effect as an order to produce the material in a form in

which it can be taken away; and
(b) an order under subsection (2)(a)(ii) or (b)(ii) shall have effect as an order to give access to the material in a

form in which it is visible and legible.
(10) Where an order under subsection (2)(a)(i) or (b)(i) relates to information recorded otherwise than in legible

form, an authorized officer may, by notice in writing served on the person, require the person to produce the
material in a form in which it is visible and legible and can be taken away, and may by like notice release the
person from any obligation under the order to produce the material in the form in which it was recorded.

(11) Subject to section 2(5)(a), (b) and (c), a person is not excused from producing any material in relation to which
an order under subsection (2) is made on the ground that to do so would breach an obligation as to secrecy or
another restriction upon the disclosure of information imposed by statute or otherwise.

(12) An authorized officer may photograph or make copies of any material produced under this section.
(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)


Section: 12C Authority for search E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) An authorized officer may, for the purpose of an investigation into a relevant offence, apply to the Court for a
warrant under this section in relation to specified premises.

(2) On such application the Court may issue a warrant authorizing an authorized officer to enter and search the
premises if it is satisfied-
(a) that a requirement imposed under section 12A(6) in relation to material on the premises has not been

complied with;
(b) that an order under section 12B in relation to material on the premises has not been complied with;
(c) that the conditions referred to in subsection (3) are fulfilled; or
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(3) The conditions referred to in subsection (2)(c) are-
(a) that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the relevant offence has been committed;
(b) that the conditions referred to in section 12B(5)(b) and (c) are fulfilled in relation to any material on the

premises;
(c) that it would not be appropriate to make an order under section 12B in relation to the material because-

(i) it is not practicable to communicate with any person entitled to produce the material;
(ii) it is not practicable to communicate with any person entitled to grant access to the material or entitled

to grant entry to the premises on which the material is situated; or
(iii) the investigation for the purpose of which the application is made might be seriously prejudiced unless

an authorized officer could secure immediate access to the material.
(4) The conditions referred to in subsection (2)(d) are-

(a) that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the relevant offence has been committed;
(b) that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is on the premises material which is likely to be

relevant to the investigation for the purpose of which the application is made, but that the material cannot at
the time of the application be particularized;

(c) that-
(i) it is not practicable to communicate with any person entitled to grant entry to the premises;
(ii) entry to the premises will not be granted unless a warrant is produced; or
(iii) the investigation for the purpose of which the application is made might be seriously prejudiced unless

an authorized officer arriving at the premises could secure immediate entry to them.
(5) Where an authorized officer has entered premises in the execution of a warrant issued under this section, he may

seize and retain any material which is likely to be relevant to the investigation for the purpose of which the
warrant was issued.

(6) An authorized officer may photograph or make copies of any material seized under this section.
(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)


Section: 12D Disclosure of information obtained under section 12A, 12B

or 12C
E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012



(1) Where any information subject to an obligation of secrecy under the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112) has
been obtained from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue or any officer of the Inland Revenue Department under
or by virtue of section 12A, 12B or 12C, that information may be disclosed by any authorized officer to the
Secretary for Justice for the purposes of-
(a) any prosecution of a relevant offence;
(b) any application for an order under section 5 or 13(1); or
(c) any consideration of giving a notice under section 6(1),

but, subject to subsection (4), may not otherwise be disclosed.
(2) Subject to subsection (1), information obtained by any person under or by virtue of section 12A, 12B or 12C

may be disclosed by any authorized officer-
(a) to the Department of Justice, the Hong Kong Police Force, the Customs and Excise Department, the

Immigration Department, and the Independent Commission Against Corruption, for the purpose of
preventing and suppressing a relevant offence;

(b) to any corresponding person or body, where the information appears to the Secretary for Justice to be likely
to assist that person or body to discharge its functions relating to preventing and suppressing offences of a
similar nature to relevant offences; and

(c) to the Chief Executive for the purposes of section 5 and the Secretary for the purposes of section 6.
(3) Subsection (2) is without prejudice to any other right to disclose information obtained under or by virtue of

section 12A, 12B or 12C that may exist apart from subsection (2).
(4) Information mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) may, on the authority of the Chief Executive, but subject to the

information being transmitted through and with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's
Republic of China, be disclosed-
(a) to any organ of the United Nations or to any person in the service of the United Nations; and
(b) for the purpose of assisting the United Nations in securing compliance with or detecting evasion of

measures in relation to a terrorist or terrorist associate decided upon by the Security Council of the United
Nations.



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(5) In this section, corresponding person or body (相應的人員或機構) means any person who or body which, in
the opinion of the Secretary for Justice, has under the law of a place outside the HKSAR, functions
corresponding to any of the functions of any body mentioned in subsection (2)(a).

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)

Section: 12E Investigation not to be prejudiced E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Where an order under section 12A or 12B has been made or has been applied for and has not been refused or a
warrant under section 12C has been issued, a person who, knowing or suspecting that the investigation in
relation to which the order has been made or applied for or the warrant has been issued is taking place, shall not-
(a) without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, make any disclosure intending to prejudice the investigation;

or
(b) falsify, conceal, destroy or otherwise dispose of, or cause or permit the falsification, concealment,

destruction or disposal of, any material-
(i) knowing or suspecting that the material is likely to be relevant to the investigation; and
(ii) intending to conceal the facts disclosed by the material from persons carrying out the investigation.

(2) Where a person has been arrested in connection with an investigation specified in subsection (1), that subsection
shall not apply as regards any disclosure in respect of the investigation made after such arrest.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)

Part: 4B Seizure and Detention of Property Suspected to be

Terrorist Property
E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012



(Part 4B added 21 of 2004 s. 12)

Section: 12F Interpretation of Part 4B E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires-
seized property (被檢取的財產) means any property seized under section 12G.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)

Section: 12G Issue of warrant E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Where it appears to the Court upon the oath of any person that there is reasonable cause to suspect that-
(a) in any premises there is terrorist property; or
(b) there is in any premises any thing that is, or contains, evidence of a relevant offence,

the Court may issue a warrant authorizing an authorized officer to enter the premises named in the warrant and
there to search for and seize, remove and detain any terrorist property.

(2) An authorized officer executing a warrant issued under subsection (1) may use such assistance and force as are
reasonable and necessary for the purposes for which the warrant is issued.

(3) An authorized officer who has entered any premises by virtue of a warrant issued under subsection (1) may
seize, remove and detain any thing (including any material produced or required to be produced by virtue of an
order under section 12A or 12B or a warrant issued under section 12C) if he has reason to suspect that such thing
is terrorist property.

(4) An authorized officer who has entered any premises by virtue of a warrant issued under subsection (1) may stop
and search any person found on the premises if-
(a) in relation to the premises, any thing mentioned in subsection (3) has been seized; or
(b) the authorized officer has reason to suspect that the person has in his actual custody any thing mentioned in

subsection (3).
(5) No person shall be searched under this section except by a person of the same sex.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)




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Section: 12H Period for which seized property may be detained E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Seized property shall not be detained for a period of more than 30 days unless, before the expiration of that
period, the continued detention of the property is authorized by an order under subsection (2).

(2) The Court may, on application made to it by an authorized officer, by order authorize the continued detention of
seized property where it is satisfied that-
(a) there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the property is terrorist property; and
(b) the detention of the property is justified while its origin or derivation is further investigated or consideration

is given to the institution (whether in the HKSAR or elsewhere) of-
(i) proceedings against any person in relation to an offence with which the property is connected; or
(ii) steps which may result in a direction being given under section 6(1) in respect of the property or which

may result in the forfeiture or other confiscation of the property.
(3) An order under subsection (2) shall authorize the continued detention of the seized property to which it relates

for such period, not exceeding 3 months beginning with the date of the order, as is specified in the order and the
Court, on application made to it by an authorized officer and if satisfied as to the matters referred to in
subsection (2)(a) and (b), may thereafter from time to time by order authorize the further detention of the
property but so that-
(a) no period of detention specified in an order under this subsection shall exceed 3 months beginning with the

date of the order; and
(b) the total period of detention shall not exceed 2 years from the date of the order under subsection (2).

(4) At any time while seized property is being detained by an order under subsection (2) or (3) the Court may direct
its release if satisfied-
(a) on an application made by-

(i) the person from whom it was seized;
(ii) a person by, for or on behalf of whom it was held; or
(iii) a person who otherwise has an interest in it,

that there are no, or are no longer, any such grounds for its detention as are referred to in subsection (2); or
(b) on an application made by an authorized officer, that its detention is no longer justified.

(5) If, at any time when any seized property is being detained by virtue of an order under subsection (2) or (3)-
(a) proceedings are instituted (whether in the HKSAR or elsewhere) against any person in relation to an

offence with which the property is connected; or
(b) steps have been taken (whether in the HKSAR or elsewhere) which may result in a direction being given

under section 6(1) in respect of the property or which may result in the forfeiture or other confiscation of
the property,

the property shall not be released until the proceedings or steps have been concluded.
(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)


Section: 12I Interest E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


Seized property which is money and which is detained in pursuance of an order under section 12H(2) or (3) shall,
unless required as evidence of an offence, be held in an interest-bearing account and the interest accruing thereon shall
be added to the property on its release.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)

Section: 12J Procedure E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


An order under section 12H(2) shall provide for notice to be given to persons affected by the order.
(Added 21 of 2004 s. 12)


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Section: 13 Forfeiture of certain terrorist property E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) The Court may, if satisfied on an application made by or on behalf of the Secretary for Justice that any property
specified in the application is terrorist property- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)
(a) mentioned in paragraph (a) of the definition of terrorist property and which also-

(i) in whole or in part directly or indirectly represents any proceeds arising from a terrorist act;
(ii) is intended to be used to finance or otherwise assist the commission of a terrorist act; or
(iii) was used to finance or otherwise assist the commission of a terrorist act; or

(b) mentioned in paragraph (b) of the definition of terrorist property,
order, subject to subsection (2), the forfeiture of the property.
(2) Where the Court makes an order under subsection (1) in respect of any property, the Court shall specify in the

order so much, if any, of the property in respect of which the Court is not satisfied as mentioned in that
subsection. (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)

(3) An order may be made under this section whether or not proceedings are brought against any person for an
offence with which the property concerned is connected.

(4) The standard of proof on an application under this section shall be the standard of proof applicable to civil
proceedings in a court of law.

(5) (Repealed 21 of 2004 s. 13)

Section: 14 Offences E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Any person who contravenes section 7, 8 or 9 commits an offence and is liable-
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine and to imprisonment for 14 years;
(b) on summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 2 years.

(2) A person who knowingly contravenes a notice under section 6(1) commits an offence and is liable- (Amended
21 of 2004 s. 14)
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine and to imprisonment for 7 years;
(b) on summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 1 year.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes a requirement under section 6(7) commits an offence and
is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 3 months.

(4) A person who contravenes section 10(1) or 11(1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable- (Amended 21 of 2004
s. 14)
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine and to imprisonment for 7 years;
(b) on summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 1 year.

(5) A person who contravenes section 12(1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 5 and to
imprisonment for 3 months.

(6) A person who contravenes section 12(5) commits an offence and is liable-
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine and to imprisonment for 3 years;
(b) on summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 1 year.

(7) In proceedings against a person for an offence under subsection (6), it is a defence to prove-
(a) that he did not know or suspect that the disclosure concerned was likely to be prejudicial in the way referred

to in section 12(5); or
(b) that he had lawful authority or reasonable excuse for making that disclosure.

(7A) Any person who contravenes section 11B(1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to
imprisonment for life. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7B) Any person who contravenes section 11E(1), (2)(b) or (3) or 11F(1), (2)(b) or (3) commits an offence and is
liable-
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine and to imprisonment for 14 years;
(b) on summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 2 years. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7C) Any person who contravenes section 11E(2)(a) or 11F(2)(a) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to
imprisonment for life. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7D) Any master of a Hong Kong ship who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes section 11H(2), (3) or (4)
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 2. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7E) Any person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with a requirement imposed on him under section
12A commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 1 year. (Added



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21 of 2004 s. 14)
(7F) Any person who, in purported compliance with a requirement under section 12A-

(a) makes a statement that he knows to be false or misleading in a material particular; or
(b) recklessly makes a statement that is false or misleading in a material particular,

commits an offence and is liable-
(c) on conviction on indictment to a fine of $500000 and to imprisonment for 3 years;
(d) on summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 1 year. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7G) Any person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with an order under section 12B(2) commits an
offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 1 year. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7H) Any person who intentionally and without reasonable excuse hinders or obstructs an authorized officer in the
execution of a warrant issued under section 12C commits an offence and is liable-
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine of $250000 and to imprisonment for 2 years;
(b) on summary conviction to a fine at level 5 and to imprisonment for 6 months. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7I) A person who contravenes section 12E(1) commits an offence and is liable-
(a) on conviction on indictment to a fine and to imprisonment for 7 years;
(b) on summary conviction to a fine of $500000 and to imprisonment for 3 years. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(7J) Any person who intentionally and without reasonable excuse obstructs any person in the exercise of his powers
under a warrant issued under section 12G(1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6
and to imprisonment for 6 months. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 14)

(8) Summary proceedings for an offence under this Ordinance, being an offence alleged to have been committed
outside the HKSAR, may be commenced at any time not later than 12 months from the date on which the person
charged first enters the HKSAR after committing the offence.

(9) No proceedings for an offence under this Ordinance shall be instituted in the HKSAR except by or with the
consent of the Secretary for Justice.


Part: 6 Miscellaneous E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012




Section: 15 Supplementary provisions applicable to licences mentioned
in section 6(1) or 8

E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012



(1) Without prejudice to the generality of conditions and exceptions which may be specified in a licence mentioned
in section 6(1)-
(a) such conditions may-

(i) relate to specifying the manner in which the property to which the licence relates shall be held from
time to time;

(ii) relate to the appointment of a receiver to take possession of the property and to deal with it in a manner
which preserves the value of the property or any other property into which it is converted; and

(iii) require a person holding the property to give possession of the property to a receiver, if any, appointed
in respect of the property; and (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 15)

(b) such exceptions may relate but are not limited to-
(i) the reasonable living expenses;
(ii) the reasonable legal expenses; and
(iii) the payments liable to be made under the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57),

of any person by, for or on behalf of whom the property is held. (Amended 20 of 2012 s. 7)
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of conditions and exceptions which may be specified in a licence mentioned

in section 8, such exceptions may relate to the reasonable living expenses, reasonable legal expenses and the
payments liable to be made under the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) of the person second-mentioned in that
section to which the licence relates.


Section: 16 Delegations E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) The Chief Executive may, to such extent and subject to such restrictions and conditions as the Chief Executive
may think proper, delegate or authorize the delegation of any of the Chief Executive's functions under this
Ordinance to any public officer, or class or description of public officers, approved by the Chief Executive, and



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references in this Ordinance to the Chief Executive shall be construed accordingly.
(2) The Secretary may, to such extent and subject to such restrictions and conditions as the Secretary may think

proper, delegate or authorize the delegation of any of the Secretary's functions under this Ordinance to any
public officer, or class or description of public officers, approved by the Secretary, and references in this
Ordinance to the Secretary shall be construed accordingly.


Section: 17 Applications to Court of First Instance E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Where-
(a) an application under section 5(1) has been made ex parte and in consequence thereof an order under section

5(2) has been published in the Gazette, then-
(i) any person specified in the order, or any person acting for or on behalf of the person so specified, may

at any time make an application to the Court for the order to be revoked to the extent that it relates to
the person so specified;

(ii) any person by, for or on behalf of whom any property specified in the order is held, or any other
person in respect of whom the Court is satisfied that the person is affected by the order, may at any
time make an application to the Court for the order to be revoked to the extent that it relates to the
property so specified;

(b) a notice has been given under section 6(1), then any person by, for or on behalf of whom any property
specified in the notice is held, or any other person in respect of whom the Court is satisfied that the person
is affected by the notice, may at any time make an application to the Court for the notice to be revoked to
the extent that it relates to the property so specified.

(2) A person who makes an application under subsection (1) shall give a copy of the application (and an affidavit, if
any, and other relevant documents, if any, in support)-
(a) to the Secretary for Justice and, in the case of an application under subsection (1)(a)(ii) or (b), to any other

person by, for or on behalf of whom the property concerned is held; and
(b) not later than 7 days before the date fixed for the hearing of the application or such shorter period as the

Court may permit pursuant to rules of court.
(3) On an application under subsection (1)-

(a) in the case of an application under subsection (1)(a)(i) or (ii), the presumption mentioned in section 5(4)
shall not be applicable, whether for the purposes of the proceedings or otherwise, immediately upon the
initiation of the proceedings and until the conclusion of the proceedings (including the conclusion of any
appeal arising out of the proceedings); and

(b) the Court shall grant the application unless- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)
(i) where subsection (1)(a)(i) is applicable, the Court is satisfied that the person specified in the order

concerned under section 5(2) is a terrorist or terrorist associate, as the case may be;
(ii) where subsection (1)(a)(ii) is applicable, the Court is satisfied that the property specified in the order

concerned under section 5(2) is terrorist property;
(iii) where subsection (1)(b) is applicable, the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to suspect

that the property specified in the notice concerned under section 6(1) is terrorist property.
(4) An application for-

(aa) the revocation or variation of a direction mentioned in section 6(10) may be made by any person affected by
the notice under section 6(1) in which the direction appears; (Added 21 of 2004 s. 16)

(a) the grant of a licence mentioned in section 6(1) or 8 may be made by any person affected by the operation
of that section; or

(b) the variation of a licence mentioned in section 6(1) or 8 may be made by any person affected by the licence.
(5) A person who makes an application under subsection (4) shall give a copy of the application (and affidavit, if

any, and other relevant documents, if any, in support)-
(a) to the Secretary for Justice and to any other person affected by-

(i) the notice under section 6(1) concerned;
(ii) the operation concerned of section 6(1) or 8; or
(iii) the licence concerned,

as the case may be; and (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 16)
(b) not later than 7 days before the date fixed for the hearing of the application or such shorter period as the

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(6) The Court shall not grant an application under subsection (4) unless it is satisfied that it is reasonable in all the
circumstances of the case to do so.

(7) Where-
(a) proceedings relating to an application under subsection (4)(including proceedings relating to any appeal) are

no longer pending; and
(b) either-

(i) the direction to which the application relates-
(A) is, or is still, required to be revoked; or
(B) is, or is still, required to be varied; or

(ii) the licence to which the application relates-
(A) is, or is still, required to be granted; or
(B) is, or is still, required to be varied,

as the case may be, (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 16)
then the Secretary shall, as soon as is practicable, cause the direction to be revoked or varied, or the licence to be

granted or varied, as the case may be, accordingly.
(Amended 21 of 2004 ss. 16 & 21)


Section: 18 Compensation E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Subject to subsection (2), where-
(a) a person has ceased to be specified as a terrorist or terrorist associate under section 5(2); or
(b) property has ceased to be-

(i) specified as terrorist property under section 5(2); or
(ii) specified in a notice under section 6(1),

then the Court may, on application by- (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)
(c) in the case of paragraph (a), the person who was so specified, or any person acting for or on behalf of the

person who was so specified;
(d) where paragraph (b) is applicable, any person by, for or on behalf of whom the property that was so

specified is held,
order compensation to be paid by the Government to the applicant if, having regard to all the circumstances, it

considers it appropriate to make such an order.
(2) The Court shall not order compensation to be paid under subsection (1) unless it is satisfied- (Amended 21 of

2004 s. 21)
(a) where subsection (1)(a) is applicable, that at no time when the person concerned was specified as a terrorist

or terrorist associate under section 5(2) was the person either a terrorist or terrorist associate;
(b) where subsection (1)(b) is applicable, that at no time when the property was specified as terrorist property

under section 5(2), or was specified in a notice under section 6(1), as the case may be, was the property
terrorist property;

(c) that there has been some default on the part of any person concerned in obtaining the relevant specification
under section 5(2) or 6(1); and (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 17)

(d) the applicant has, in consequence of the relevant specification and the default mentioned in paragraph (c),
suffered loss.

(2A) Without prejudice to the operation of subsection (1), where-
(a) any property is seized property within the meaning of section 12F; and
(b) subsequently, none of the following events occurs-

(i) the property is specified in a notice under section 6(1);
(ii) the property is forfeited under section 13;
(iii) proceedings are instituted (whether in the HKSAR or elsewhere)-

(A) against any person in relation to an offence with which the property is connected; or
(B) which may result in the forfeiture or other confiscation of the property,

the Court may, on an application made by any person by, for or on behalf of whom the property was held, order
compensation to be paid by the Government to the applicant if, having regard to all the circumstances, it
considers it appropriate to make such an order. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 17)

(2B) The Court shall not order compensation to be paid under subsection (2A) unless it is satisfied that-
(a) there has been some default on the part of any person concerned with the seizure or detention of the



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property concerned; and
(b) the applicant has, in consequence of such seizure or detention and the default mentioned in paragraph (a),

suffered loss in relation to the property. (Added 21 of 2004 s. 17)
(3) The amount of compensation to be paid under this section shall be such as the Court thinks just in all the

circumstances of the case. (Amended 21 of 2004 s. 21)

Section: 18A Saving of common law remedies E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Subject to subsection (2), nothing in section 18 affects any remedy available to a person at common law.
(2) Where a court orders any compensation under section 18 or damages at common law in respect of any default,

the court shall take into account, in reduction of the amount of compensation or damages, any amount awarded
as damages or ordered as compensation (as the case may be) in respect of that default.

(Added 21 of 2004 s. 18)

Section: 19 (Repealed 21 of 2004 s. 19) L.N. 173 of 2004 07/01/2005




Section: 20 Procedure E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


(1) Provision may be made by rules of court-
(a) with respect to applications under-

(i) section 5;
(ii) section 13;
(iii) section 17; or (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 20)
(iv) section 18; (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 20)
(v) (Repealed 21 of 2004 s. 20)

(b) without limiting the generality of paragraph (a), with respect to the circumstances in which applications
mentioned in that paragraph shall be made ex parte;

(c) without limiting the generality of paragraph (a), with respect to expediting, on grounds specified in the
rules, the hearing of applications mentioned in that paragraph;

(d) with respect to the division, conversion or disposal of property for the purposes of satisfying an order under
section 13(1) to which the property is subject where-
(i) section 13(2) is applicable; and
(ii) the property is not readily divisible for those purposes;

(e) without limiting the generality of paragraph (a), prescribing interests for the purposes of the definition of
prescribed interest;

(f) generally with respect to the procedure under this Ordinance before any court.
(2) Rules of court-

(a) shall provide for applications by any person on whom a requirement is imposed under an order under
section 12A or 12B for the revocation or variation of such order;

(b) may provide for-
(i) proceedings relating to section 12A, 12B or 12C;
(ii) conditions that must be satisfied before a person (including the Secretary for Justice) referred to in

section 12A(11) may obtain a copy of an order under section 12A. (Replaced 21 of 2004 s. 20)
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) are without prejudice to the generality of any existing power to make rules. (Replaced

21 of 2004 s. 20)

Section: 21 Proceedings inter partes shall be held in open court unless

otherwise ordered by the court
E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012



(1) Subject to subsection (2), proceedings inter partes in respect of applications mentioned in section 20(1)(a) shall
be held in open court unless the court otherwise orders, upon application made by any party to the proceedings,
that all or part of the proceedings shall be held in chambers or in camera.

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camera unless the court is satisfied that the order is reasonably necessary in the interests of-
(a) the security, defence or external relations of the HKSAR; or
(b) the administration of justice.

(3) In this section, court (法庭) includes a magistrate.

Schedule: SCHEDULE L.N. 173 of 2004 07/01/2005


Remarks:
The Schedule was repealed and substituted by Schedule 1 -- see 21 of 2014 s.22.

Schedule: 1 (Repealed 20 of 2012 s. 8) 20 of 2012 13/07/2012




Schedule: 2 Form E.R. 2 of 2012 02/08/2012


[section 12A]



NOTICE UNDER SECTION 12A OF UNITED NATIONS (ANTI-TERRORISM
MEASURES) ORDINANCE (CAP 575) REQUIRING

ATTENDANCE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
OR FURNISH INFORMATION


To: .................................................................................
(name and address of person)
1. On ......................................................................, in the Court of First Instance, Hong Kong
(date)
an order was made by the Hon. Mr. Justice .................................................................
under section 12A of the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance for the
purpose of an investigation into a relevant offence. A copy of the order as it relates to you
is annexed to this Notice.
2. Particulars of the relevant offence under investigation are-
(a) Offence: .......................................................................................................
(b) Date of offence: ...........................................................................................
(c) Place of offence: ..........................................................................................
(d) Other particulars: ..........................................................................................
*3. The order was made in respect of you.

or

*3. The order was made in respect of .................................................................................,
(description of persons)
and you are a person of that description.
4. The order authorizes the Secretary for Justice to require a person referred to in paragraph
3 above-
*(a) to answer questions or otherwise furnish information with respect to any
matter that reasonably appears to an authorized officer to be relevant to the
investigation;
*(b) to produce any material that reasonably appears to the Secretary for Justice to
be relevant to the investigation or be of a class that is so relevant.
5. This Notice requires you-
*(a) to attend before ...............................................................................................
(name and description of authorized officer)
at .....................................................................................................................



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(place of interview)
on ....................................................................................................................
(date and time of interview)
to answer questions or otherwise furnish information with respect to any
matter that reasonably appears to the authorized officer to be relevant to the
investigation;
*(b) to produce at ..................................................................................................
(time(s) and place(s))
the following material or class of material-
........................................................................................................................
6. The order also requires ....................................................................................................
(other terms of the order relevant to the person)
..........................................................................................................................................
7. NOTE: 1. This Notice has important legal consequences. It is in your interest to read

the provisions of the Ordinance set out with this Notice, and to seek legal
advice in relation to your rights and obligations under this Notice.

2. You may be accompanied by a solicitor and a barrister when you attend to
answer questions or furnish information in compliance with paragraph 5(a)
of this Notice, or to produce material in compliance with paragraph 5(b) of
this Notice.


Dated this day of 20 .

.......................................................
for and on behalf of the Secretary
for Justice
* Delete as appropriate.

(Schedule 2 added 21 of 2004 s. 23)

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