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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Abode amnesty rumour denied The government dismissed rumours that an amnesty is available for people claiming right of abode in Hong Kong during the 10th anniversary of the handover. A spokesman for the Security Bureau urged people 'not to be misled'. In 1999, Hong Kong's top court upheld the right of abode of children born to Hong Kong parents on the mainland, ...

  2. DAB helps 25 gain residency rights

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Abode seekers among 8,000 who were initially denied Twenty-five abode seekers have been granted Hong Kong residency rights with the help of the central government's liaison office in the city and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The approval of residency rights for the abode seekers, believed to be the largest group to be granted ...

  3. Reinterpretation of abode ruling necessary, says Regina Ip

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The government's decision to seek reinterpretation of the Basic Law on the right of abode controversy was a 'decisive' and 'necessary' move that had ... on the mainland and Guangdong alone has tens of millions of people. There's also Fujian. If a large number of mainland people had flocked to Hong Kong claiming right of abode it would have posed ...

  4. Let abode seekers stay, says judge

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Nick Gentle

    ... to grant residency to right-of-abode seekers still in the city. Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, made the suggestion in a minority judgment appended ... legal basis for the settlement of right-of-abode cases. He said the government would continue to follow the judgment. He added that right-of-abode claimants who did not benefit from the judgment ...

  5. Birth on train: is boy Hongkonger?

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Confusion hung over the abode rights of a baby boy who was born to a mainland woman yesterday on a through train after it had crossed the border. The Immigration Department ... a child born in Hong Kong to Chinese citizens has automatic right of abode, regardless of the parents' status. 'We are studying it, we have just learned of the case,' a spokeswoman ...

  6. Have your say

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Make mainlanders feel at home Every day 150 mainlanders are given the right of abode in Hong Kong. Many of them are children, but only a small portion of government resources is allocated to help them better adapt to their new environment. This has exposed them to various problems in school and society. Mainland children have a tough task coping with the local curriculum, ...

  7. I may run next year as well, says Anson Chan

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their mainland-born children obtain right of abode in Hong Kong. Mrs Ip said she would try to help the families wanting to reunite with their children and urged the government to hasten the process for issuing one-way permits. She said she sympathised with such families but that as a government official during the right-of-abode controversy in 1999, she was obliged to implement decisions made ...

  8. Power struggle: five cases that tested Hong Kong's legal boundaries

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the regional courts' Chief Judge of the High Court Patrick Chan Siu-oi 2 Issue: The right of abode. Court of Final Appeal, January 29, 1999 Ruling: Removed restrictions on the right of abode ... of abode judgment. Court of Final Appeal, December 3, 1999. Ruling: The validity of the interpretation was upheld and applied to right of abode cases. Key quote: 'The Standing Committee [of ...

  9. Government insists exemptions to UN rights covenant still apply

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The government has released its response to criticisms by the UN Human Rights Committee about universal and equal suffrage for the Legislative Council, right of abode, media ... and Political Rights. A human rights groups called the report 'the most insincere and carefree' it had seen in more than 10 years. In response to criticisms of the Legislative Council election ...

  10. Post leads the way for human rights awards

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ricky Chung gained a merit for a photo of a right-of-abode protest and Steve Cray won a merit for a photo feature of a leprosy village in a remote part of the mainland. Artist Henry Wong ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post gained eight awards in the 11th Annual Human Rights Press Awards yesterday, more than any other publication in Asia. The Far East Economic ...




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