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  1. A battle with no winners

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Families torn apart, children denied schooling: Hong Kong's right of abode saga tugged at everyone's heartstrings. Stella Lee recalls the controversy My contacts book contains about 100 names connected to one of the darkest chapters of Hong Kong's post-colonial history- the right of abode saga that raged for the first five years after the handover. Laws governing ...

  2. Parents cry out for theirchildren

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The controversial right of abode issue posed an early test for the independence of Hong Kong's post-handover judiciary, recalls Patsy Moy Like many families with children who have been denied right of abode in Hong Kong, Chan Ming-ho and her husband, Yeung Chun-fai, have to travel nearly every month to visit their two sons who are living in Shaoxing, Guangdong. ...

  3. A matter of basic rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Should that be the case, the government would have two options: amend the law accordingly, or turn to the National People's Congress for help, as it did with the right-of-abode ruling ... arise from Article 37, which says: 'The freedom of marriage of Hong Kong residents and their right to raise a family freely shall be protected by law.' Currently, same-sex couples ...

  4. China Daily attacks 'political' Bishop Zen

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... China Daily newspaper slammed Bishop Zen for dipping 'a finger in every pie' in recent political controversies, including the right-of-abode saga and the Article 23 controversy, ...

  5. Lawyers plan silent march over 'damage to the rule of law'

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... ruling in the right-of-abode saga. But he said this year's demonstration might attract a smaller turnout because of the changed situation. 'The atmosphere now is not as hot as 1999, ... authorities had been very positive about arranging a meeting. The Civil Human Rights Front is considering whether to stage a mass protest on April 24, the eve of the meeting where the Standing ...

  6. Demand soars for DNA tests to settle paternity doubts

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... requesting paternity tests so they could confirm a blood relationship between the child and father. 'It doesn't matter whether the parents are bound in wedlock- the rights of children and also the mothers can be ensured,' he said. Hong Kong's highest court ruled in 1999 that a child could apply for right of abode if legal documents could confirm a parental link between ...

  7. Barristers see risks in shorter term for chief executive

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the damage will be historic and will be even bigger than its previous interpretation of the Basic Law over the right-of-abode issue and constitutional reform. 'It will be a naked interference ...

  8. Jordan takes lead in Muslim women's fight for equal rights

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jordanian women tend to live five years longer than their men, they have the rights to vote, travel abroad, marry whom they please and dress as they see fit. There are 13 women in Jordan's ... heart'. Another relentless royal upholder of women's rights is Princess Basma, King Abdullah's aunt - and sister of the late king Hussein - who a dozen years ago initiated the Jordanian ...

  9. Thailand under fire for deteriorating human rights record

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Steve Sandford

    ... went missing, yet his black briefcase remains on a table by the front door of their two-storey home, its contents undisturbed. The Thai Muslim human rights lawyer had packed his notes and plane ... will come home and life will return to normal. For now, it is anything but that: she has been receiving death threats since mid-April, when a coalition of rights groups, headed by Hong Kong's ...

  10. Dogged fighter helped women find rightful place

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rights and as a political figure. Appointed to the then urban council in 1966, she admitted she used her seat in that largely ineffective body as a soap box to campaign for the Marriage Reform ...




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