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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    15 years on, landmark court ruling on right of abode still reverberates

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 02:01pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says the years have proved, since the 1999 right of abode ruling, that our rights can be protected under the Basic Law A court's duty This week marks ... 1999, is best remembered for the turbulent events it set in motion. The impact of the ruling and its aftermath are still being felt today. This case concerning the right of abode came at a time ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Mainland China parents can relax on abode issue

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... With the top court shunning a government request to seek constitutional clarification from Beijing, the right of abode currently enjoyed by children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents ... at least 200,000 children like Li's daughter had been born in the city since the Court of Final Appeal granted right of abode in 2001 to Chong Fung-yuen - whose parents were not Hongkongers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RESIDENCY

    Domestic helper is happier back home, says employer

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Simpson Cheung

    ... Austin Chiu and Simpson Cheung Maid who lost right-of-abode battle will enjoy better life in Philippines, says her former boss Domestic helper 'happier back home' One of the two domestic helpers at the centre of this week's right-of-abode case will be happier living in the Philippines than in Hong Kong, her former boss said. Barry Ong said Evangeline Vallejos, 60, had ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Girl, 8, asks to join helpers' court fight

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

    ... was born and lives in Hong Kong but has mainland parents will find out if she can join domestic helpers in their right-of-abode case when it opens in the Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday, according ... will have far-reaching repercussions on the right of abode of [children born locally to mainlanders]. "I was advised that there is a possibility of an interpretation by the Standing Committee ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    British-born man whose residency status is anything but permanent

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... apply, Man could still be considered a Chinese national because his parents acquired right of abode in Britain only two years after Man was born. Following the decision, the department wrote ... Nationality Law is a "control mechanism" to be deployed in assessing a person's right of abode after July 1997. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court of Final Appeal to begin abode hearing

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... judicial go-round today. The Court of Final Appeal is due to begin hearing a challenge to the right of abode law, to determine whether foreign domestic helpers have the right to apply for permanent residency. The appeal may also reopen the case of whether children born locally to mainlanders have the right of abode they enjoy now. The government has asked the top court to seek a clarification ...

  10. 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 ... included applying to the court to appoint a separate counsel to represent children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents, to reflect their rights and legitimate expectations "fairly ...




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