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  1. The right of abode cases that shook Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle The legal battle over the right of abode began while Hong Kong was still celebrating the handover. In the months which followed, the High Court was swamped with applications ... a permanent resident had right of abode. The court decided that Article 24(2) gave permanent residents the unqualified right of abode. 'They are permanent residents with the right to enter [Hong ...

  2. Bishop weighs in for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Amy Nip The head of the Catholic Church in the city has put his weight behind right-of-abode seekers, urging the government to speed up family reunions for mainland ... denied abode rights for such children. The mainland's Public Security Bureau is set to allow non-permanent Hong Kong residents who have children living in the city to apply for one-year ...

  3. right of abode

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What was the conflict between Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal and the NPC Standing Committee in regards to interpreting the right of abode? 3. What is your stance on the right of abode ... of the Basic Law state? a. everyone has the right to vote b. Chinese nationals born outside of Hong Kong but have parents who are permanent Hong Kong residents have a right to live in Hong Kong c. Hong ...

  4. Priest in protest to mark right of abode decision

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... court to grant thousands of abode seekers the right to stay in the city. That judgment by the Court of Final Appeal on January 29, 1999 was overruled by the National People's Congress five ... separated because of the right of abode laws. Father Mella said he would remain outside the legislature for 10 nights until the anniversary candle-light vigil which will be held at Chater Garden ...

  5. Fears policy will end abode seekers' hopes

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... they will not qualify. Their comments came after a government spokesman said last week that Hong Kong would largely follow Macau's lead on claims to right of abode. Under Macau's new policy, claimants ... Committee of the National People's Congress disallowed their right of abode, said Macau's law change, if it were replicated in Hong Kong, would exclude almost all abode seekers. Jackie ...

  6. No regrets for abode seekers remaining true to their cause

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to motherhood and a business in Shenzhen, right-of-abode activist Fu Ka-wai has not given up her fight. It has been 10 years since the landmark ruling by Hong Kong's top court on the fight by mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents for the right to live in the city. And it's been more than 61/2 years since Ms Fu, 39, a leader of the Right of Abode Committee, was returned ...

  7. Abode seekers demand action

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... later. Lin Tao-cheng, chairman of the Hong Kong Parents' Association for Children's Right of Abode, wants the Legislative Council to press the government to work towards granting ... Kong.' Father Franco Mella, a leading right-of-abode campaigner, called on the government to start talks with Beijing to allow abode seekers to settle in the city. The protesters yesterday ...

  8. Abode seekers still in hiding

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang About 200 abode seekers are still living illegally in the city 10 years after Hong Kong's top court gave thousands of claimants the right of abode in a landmark decision ... They are so afraid of being arrested, they fear going out in public.' On January 29, 1999, the Court of Final Appeal delivered two rulings that effectively gave right of abode to any Chinese ...

  9. Lessons must be learned from abode seekers' case

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ten years ago today, Hong Kong's top court delivered landmark judgments on the right of abode that were of immense significance. They prompted a constitutional crisis and led to core ... with the 'one country, two systems' concept. The 10th anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the judgments and all that has happened since they were delivered. Right of abode ...

  10. HK set to follow Macau on new abode policy

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hung Ling-yu, who has been assisting right of abode claimants for the past 10 years, said most overaged claimants in Hong Kong were above the age of 30 and so would not be able to benefit. Recently, about 8,000 of these claimants, mostly over 30, have been pursuing their claims for right of abode in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the Hong Kong government said it welcomed the central ...




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