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  1. Foreign helpers know right from the start they will not get right of abode

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but isn't it unconvincing when they know right from the start that their stay will not be counted towards permanent residence? There is no question of racism here. Any nationality be it Filipino ...

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    Avoid asking Court of Final Appeal to decide again on right of abode

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Avoid court on right of abode Mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong is a problem that warrants serious attention. Thanks to the liberal regime set out in the Basic Law, ... in court. This includes the disturbing option of asking the city's top court to "rectify" its right of abode ruling handed down more than a decade ago. There are good reasons why ...

  3. Flame of freedom burns in former right of abode activist

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... campaigning for right-of-abode seekers, her long hair becoming a familiar sight on TV news reports. Thirteen years later, the veteran campaigner estimates she supported more than 10,000 mainlanders ... government. The Standing Committee crushed the hopes of more than 1.4 million mainlanders like Fu by ruling that right of abode applicants required permission from mainland authorities before coming ...

  4. Official denies scare tactic claims on right of abode

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by domestic helpers to be allowed the right of abode in Hong Kong. Eric Chan Kwok-ki, director of immigration, rejected claims that the authorities were playing on the public's fears by releasing ... would apply [for right of abode]. [It] is a figure of the number of foreign domestic helpers who have lived [in Hong Kong] for seven years.' His comments came on the day that the South ...

  5. Removing automatic right of abode would deter tsunami of cross-border births

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... prominently in the news. It boils down to the question of legitimate domicile in Hong Kong and the awarding of the right of abode to every child born here. If children born here (when neither parent was a permanent resident) were not given automatic consideration of right of abode, would mainlanders still flock to the city to give birth? I suspect that over time the numbers coming over the border ...

  6. 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' ...

  7. Wild talk over abode rights for maids reveals our prejudice

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... dangerous aliens, worrying that if they were granted right of abode there would be a huge stampede and the city would be unable to cope with a sudden influx. The court eventually granted them the right of abode, but the prediction of a stampede did not come true. More than 10 years on, many Hongkongers still haven't learned their lesson from that experience. Starry Lee Wai-king, ...

  8. Beijing may be asked to rule on right of abode

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The first of three cases claiming Hong Kong right of abode for overseas domestic helpers won't go to the Court of First Instance until next month. Yet already some interested parties ... Hong Kong'. Mark Daly, human rights lawyer and solicitor for Vallejos, said he would argue that the immigration provision was unconstitutional, because it meant helpers could never become ...

  9. HK must seek Beijing ruling on right of abode for maids, Ip says

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The government should seek a central government interpretation of the Basic Law over the right of abode ruling concerning foreign domestic workers, lawmaker ... it would appeal and that officials would ask for the court's permission to suspend the processing and approval of all right-of-abode applications filed by domestic helpers in the meantime. ...

  10. A city divided on right of abode

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The landmark right-of-abode case for domestic helpers has split the city into two differing camps that include not only Hongkongers but the helpers ... Indonesia in 1989, takes a different view. 'I will definitely apply for the right of abode and I will try to find a job here if I can become a permanent resident,' she said. Now earning ...




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