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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Right of abode? What about the right to wear wigs, ask lawyers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy

    ... Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy Law Society keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Big wigs keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Litigation over the right of abode may ... as April- alongside their barrister counterparts. Other than judges, only barristers have the right to wear the 17th-century horsehair attire. Stephen Hung Wan-shun, chairman of the Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128160/right-abode-what-about-right-wear-wigs-ask-lawyers
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong's immigration department challenges boy’s right to abode ruling

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Immigration challenges abode ruling A British-born boy who was granted the right of abode by a Hong Kong tribunal is expected to see his case go before ... two elder sisters and brother were born between 1995 and 1999 in Riyadh and Taiwan. All three have the right of abode in Hong Kong as granted by the department, the papers show. His mother ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1308524/hong-kongs-immigration-department-challenges-boys-right-abode-ruling
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Right of abode settled, for now

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Right of abode settled, for now The right-of-abode ruling by the city's top court appears to have spared Hong Kong a crisis, at least for the time being. Court of Final Appeal ruled that foreign domestic helpers had no right to claim permanent residency. The decision quashed the hopes of hundreds of thousands who may have wanted to settle here. The court also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1199763/right-abode-settled-now
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top court to give landmark judgment on right of abode issues

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Top court to rule on right of abode Hong Kong's top court will hand down a landmark judgment today with far-reaching implications on right-of-abode ... the right-of-abode issues concerning both domestic helpers and children born here to mainland parents. Critics say it threatens Hong Kong's judicial autonomy. Two law professors say that if the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198930/top-court-give-landmark-judgment-right-abode-issues
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Request for Beijing's view on right of abode may have wider effect, government admits

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com QC for government admits broader implication for right of abode but says it is necessary to seek Beijing’s clarification WIDER IMPACT OF BEIJING REFERRAL ... on foreign domestic workers' right of abode, the government has admitted. Barrister David Pannick QC, for the government, made the comment yesterday, on the second day of an appeal lodged by two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160388/request-beijings-view-right-abode-may-have-wider-effect-government
  6. 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

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Sealed pre-handover papers would 'shed light on original intention of Basic Law' Lawyer to ask UK for right of abode files The head of the Basic Law Institute will fly to London in April to lobby members of parliament to disclose classified documents he says could shed light on Hong Kong's right of abode laws. Alan Hoo, SC, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132596/basic-law-institute-seek-access-classified-pre-handover-uk-papers
  7. 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

    ... 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 ... to mainland parents, to reflect their rights and legitimate expectations "fairly and adequately". The association warned that a court decision to make a referral to Beijing would have ...

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

    Justice minister Yuen under pressure to spell out right of abode request

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... out' right of abode appeal The justice minister is being pressed by the legal sector for details of an application to the top court for a referral to Beijing to clarify the Basic Law on who has right of abode here, before it is heard next month. And the local government was also warned the request must be handled well- or the city's rule of law could be affected. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1121542/justice-minister-yuen-under-pressure-spell-out-right-abode-request
  9. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON NG

    ... the Joint Declaration first stipulated local inhabitants enjoyed the right of abode. In 1987, the Immigration Ordinance was amended to replace Hong Kong belonger with HKPR, and these residents were granted the right of abode. It extended the right to non-local-born Chinese having ordinarily resided for seven years, and Commonwealth citizens who had previously enjoyed the right to land. Two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1331630/right-make-city-their-home-sets-hongkongers-apart
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court rejects abode bid by Hong Kong-born girl

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:15pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday refused an application by an eight-year-old girl born locally to mainlanders to join the right of abode challenge mounted by foreign domestic helpers. Liang Wing-ki and her mother, Li Yinxian, worried that her right of abode would be affected after the government said it would request the top court to ask ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1158936/top-court-rejects-abode-bid-hong-kong-born-girl

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