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  1. Right of abode bill splits Legco

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... born in Hong Kong must be a permanent resident in order for the child to be granted right of abode. 'Approval from the Department of Justice will ensure all wordings satisfy the three ... himself.' Since a landmark Court of Final Appeal ruling in the case of Chong Fung-yuen in 2001, babies born in Hong Kong have been entitled to the right of abode regardless of their parents' ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Abode impasse

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frustrated parents seeking abode for their mainland-born children have vowed to step up protest action after a meeting with the government this week failed to achieve progress. How can this issue be resolved? Write to us ...

  4. Populist stance on maids' abode betrays our values

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bring unimaginable consequences to the city's autonomy and judicial independence. I also support granting foreign helpers the right of abode. We should treat all foreign workers the same, ... Albert Cheng The controversy over foreign domestic helpers' right to permanent residency has unwittingly exposed the ugly underbelly of the mentality of many Hong Kong people ...

  5. Abode protesters make tearful plea

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... their concerns. More than 1,000 people took part in a protest calling for their mainland-born children to be given right of abode in the former Portuguese colony. The rally followed a demonstration ... on Monday. A spokesman for the Macau Family Reunion Association, which organised the rally, said the economic boom had given the protesters hope that the decades-old right-of-abode problem would ...

  6. Rain and time fail to dampen the hopes of abode seekers' families

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Basic Law, had deprived them of their basic human rights to unite with their families in Hong Kong. In a petition, the abode seekers also appealed to Premier Wen Jiabao for help. The day-long ... Ng Kang-chung As many as 800 abode seekers and their parents braved bad weather yesterday to stage a whole-day demonstration to mark the 10th anniversary of Beijing's much-criticised ...

  7. Parents of abode seekers threaten to step up protests

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... that the mainland-born children did not have right of abode because neither parent was a permanent resident of Hong Kong at the time of birth, followed a reinterpretation by the National People's Congress ... for the Implementation of their Children's Right of Abode, said they would have to discuss with other parents what further steps they would take. Last night's meeting was arranged after a protest rally ...

  8. Thousands may qualify under UK abode plan

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Kong on or before February 4, 1997, were denied citizenship. They were given British National (Overseas) passports- which carry no right of abode in Britain- after the BDTC passport expired ... Kong for Ethnic Equality and who works with Nepali groups, said the British government had a moral duty to cater for the rights of those who had previously served it in the colonies. 'The ...

  9. Abode supporters want minister to intercede

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Sherry Lee

    ... they moved to Chater Garden and staged a five-hour sit-in. Father Franco Mella, a supporter of the right-of-abode seekers' cause, noted that Mr Wong marched in 1999 with 600 other lawyers ... permanent residents had right of abode, they did not have abode unless one or other parent was a permanent resident when they were born. Father Mella said Mr Wong should take responsibility ...

  10. Democrats welcome DAB abode action

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Pro-democracy legislators who have been helping right of abode seekers challenge failed claims say they are not worried about losing votes to the DAB after the rival party ... to Beijing. Beijing's liaison office said it had submitted a report on the demands of 7,000 failed abode seekers to the central authorities after a new claimants group met DAB chairman Ma Lik ...




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