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  1. Clarity required on foreign right of abode

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Does having dual nationality, or a foreign right of abode, undermine a person's commitment to serve in the legislature and act in the best interests of constituents? It is a question that each community has to answer for itself. In some countries, such as Britain, Canada and the United States, voters decide for themselves whether a candidate with foreign right of abode can still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722294/clarity-required-foreign-right-abode
  2. Helper couple join abode fight

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the government's decision to deny them right of abode. The application, filed in the Court of First Instance by human rights law firm Barnes and Daly, comes on the heels of a similar constitutional ... have right of abode. The application last Friday was filed on behalf of Filipino domestic helper Evangeline Banao Vallejos, who has worked in the city for 24 years. The couple first applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732755/helper-couple-join-abode-fight
  3. Woman jailed for 8 months for fraud

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A woman who fraudulently obtained HK$75,000 in Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and entered into a bogus marriage was sentenced to eight months' jail at Kwun Tong Court yesterday. Ngai Lai-a, 50, failed to disclose a property in Shenzhen and received HK$20,000 to marry a mainlander for right of abode. Magistrate Abu Bakar bin Wahab added nine months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713342/woman-jailed-8-months-fraud
  4. Encourage early return of local-born mainlanders

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... birth rates - well below replacement level - it is good that mainland women are giving birth here, since their children will have the right of abode in Hong Kong. The trouble, from ... Why not? The government has been aware for years that all children born of mainland mothers have the right of abode here. This column suggested in 2006 that government officials should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731939/encourage-early-return-local-born-mainlanders
  5. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lapsed since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child came into effect in Hong Kong. Despite acres of print and countless hours of discussion, it seems extraordinary ... children. There should be a central databank of statistics relating to children, and the commission should have powers to investigate instances where the rights of children have been breached. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732416/time-child-commission-well-overdue-asias-most-caring-city
  6. Protected in HK but denied right to work

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... two years ago and since then, legally, nothing has changed for him. He will not be removed from Hong Kong but he has no right of abode. He is not allowed to work here and will not be resettled ... kind of future are they granted and what rights do they have? 'They are persons tolerated by the Immigration Department, without any legal status, without any visa,' Patsy Ho, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731835/protected-hk-denied-right-work
  7. Protected in HK, but denied the right to work

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... two years ago and since then, legally, nothing has changed for him. He will not be removed from Hong Kong, but he has no right of abode. He is not allowed to work here ... for protection is verified, what kind of future are they granted and what rights do they have? 'They are persons tolerated by the Immigration Department, without any legal status, without any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732147/protected-hk-denied-right-work
  8. New legal challenge on maids' residency

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they have otherwise fulfilled the requirements for non-Chinese people seeking right of abode. Two more almost identical applications for judicial reviews of the policy are expected to be lodged this week. The challenges echo the post-handover fight for the right of abode by children born on the mainland to Hong Kong permanent residents, which led to widespread controversy. Vallejos, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732474/new-legal-challenge-maids-residency
  9. Order in the court

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Tao-li. Chan warned that Ma should not repeat what happened in Hong Kong in the past decade. He hopes there will not be a repeat of the 1999 right of abode controversy, and urged Ma to lead the court back to the 'right track'. The right of abode issue prompted a fierce debate and tested the 'one country, two systems' policy when the Court of Final Appeal ruled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720475/order-court
  10. No fixed abode

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Given the cramped spaces that are often synonymous with Hong Kong apartment dwelling, sleek and stylish ways to divide up a room are high on the lists of requests made to interior designers. And with the recent increase in loft-style living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727515/no-fixed-abode

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