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  1. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Barristers call for children to be represented in right of abode case

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Barristers are calling on the justice secretary to appoint a separate counsel to represent children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents who could be affected by a right of abode case involving domestic helpers. The Society for Community Organisation welcomed the Bar Association's call. It estimated that over 100,000 children would be directly affected by the case, due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150428/barristers-call-children-be-represented-right-abode-case
  2. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Girl, 8, asks to join helpers' court fight

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Bid for mainlanders' daughter to represent the children who could be affected by case Girl, 8, asks to join helpers' court fight A girl who ... Association last week urged the government to appoint a counsel to represent the estimated 100,000 locally born children with mainland parents when the domestic helpers' case came to court, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1156652/girl-8-asks-join-helpers-court-fight
  3. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Lawyers caution government against directly seeking Beijing's help

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in a bid to resolve the residency-rights problem of children born in the city to mainland parents would challenge Hong Kong's rule of law and undermine its core values, they say. Former Bar ... Chee-hwa's administration back in 1999, he said. Then, Beijing's interpretation overturned the Court of Final Appeal's judgment involving residency rights for children born in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199665/lawyers-caution-government-against-directly-seeking-beijings-help
  4. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Zero quota on mainland mums in hospitals 'bad for economy'

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy and Stuart Lau

    ... for foreign domestic workers, which is expected to have an impact on the residency rights of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents. He said using administrative measures to handle a legal ... Party lawmaker, challenged Mok's stance. He said some mainland mothers wanted to give birth in Hong Kong to gain permanent residency for their children, not because of the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177267/zero-quota-mainland-mums-hk-hospitals-bad-economy
  5. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Basic Law Institute to seek access to classified pre-handover UK papers on right of abode

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Chinese nationals were entitled to right of abode in the city- a right such children now enjoy. The diplomatic documents were prepared by the group in the 1990s and remain classified, Hoo said. ... interpretation of Article 24 of the Basic Law, which deals with permanent residency. This interpretation denied permanent residency to children born outside the city before either parent was a permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132596/basic-law-institute-seek-access-classified-pre-handover-uk-papers
  6. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Cross-border babies not home yet

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to be grilled by lawmakers about the right of abode for children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents after the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying stressed the city "will and should seek a better ... mothers-to-be eager to secure residency rights for their children. Its measures so far include immigration controls to try to restrict the entry of mainland pregnant women and a crackdown on agencies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1200486/mainland-chinese-babies-not-home-yet
  7. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Court unlikely to refer to Beijing in right-of-abode case, says source

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... The standing committee's 1999 interpretation denied permanent residency to children born outside the city before either parent was a permanent resident. But the top court ruled in a 2001 case that the committee's opinions were not binding on it, and decided that children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents, regardless of the parents' status, should enjoy right of abode in the city. Earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1110224/court-unlikely-refer-beijing-right-abode-case-says-source
  8. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Top judges may face conflict of interest over residency ruling

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, JOSHUA BUT, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... decided in 2001 to grant residency to children born in the city regardless of their mainland parents' immigration status. This means that if the court accedes to the government's ... If it is, children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents who are not permanent residents will be denied residency, contrary to current practice. The government suggested on Wednesday that the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1105732/top-judges-may-face-conflict-interest-over-residency-ruling
  9. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Johannes Chan, HKU law dean, says Court of Final Appeal's authority at risk

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... their children get residency, and challenges by domestic helpers to the law preventing them from seeking permanent residency. Chan said Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung had put the Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1111752/johannes-chan-hku-law-dean-says-court-final-appeals-authority-risk
  10. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Increase in number of domestic helpers applying for right of abode

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... workers, their husbands and children will come to Hong Kong. "Some people may think that the figure is relatively bigger than before the [September] ruling. It is because applications were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1111064/increase-number-domestic-helpers-applying-right-abode

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