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  1. Born two weeks too early to get right of abode

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... card before November 1, 2001, are eligible to apply for right of abode. Tsoi turned 14 two weeks before her father obtained a Hong Kong identity card in 1985 so she doesn't qualify. Her case showed that the new immigration arrangement solved only part of the problem of split families, said Jackie Hung Ling-yu, who has helped right-of-abode claimants for a decade. 'We have ...

  2. HK set to follow Macau on new abode policy

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hung Ling-yu, who has been assisting right of abode claimants for the past 10 years, said most overaged claimants in Hong Kong were above the age of 30 and so would not be able to benefit. Recently, about 8,000 of these claimants, mostly over 30, have been pursuing their claims for right of abode in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the Hong Kong government said it welcomed the central ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Abode loser hopes to make a triumphant return

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A gifted right-of-abode seeker sent back to the mainland a year ago has continued to succeed in her studies in Shenzhen and is now hoping to gain abode under a government scheme to attract ... said she still believed the government acted unreasonably when it took away abode-seekers rights by seeking a reinterpretation of the Basic Law in June 1999 - a move that effectively overturned ...

  5. Rights to 'fruit money' debated

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for old-age allowance. Lawyers for Lam Wo-lun, 73, argued in the Court of First Instance that the requirement was discriminatory and infringed his right to social welfare and right to travel. Under ... the Bill of Rights and the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Lawyer Hectar Pun Hei, for Lam, said the old-age allowance was designed to provide assistance to cater ...

  6. Immigration policy should give priority to human rights

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four years ago, the Court of Final Appeal handed down the third judgment on the right of abode of mainland children born to Hong Kong citizens. But with the reinterpretation of the Basic Law by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the abode seekers lost their case. While we may have forgotten them, their parents have never given up the fight. ...

  7. Thousands vow protest over mainland cars

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... must have clean driving records, and be familiar with the risks of operating right-hand-drive vehicles on the left. But reports have proliferated online of mainland-registered vehicles breaking ...

  8. Post leads the way for human rights awards

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ricky Chung gained a merit for a photo of a right-of-abode protest and Steve Cray won a merit for a photo feature of a leprosy village in a remote part of the mainland. Artist Henry Wong ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post gained eight awards in the 11th Annual Human Rights Press Awards yesterday, more than any other publication in Asia. The Far East Economic ...

  9. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lapsed since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child came into effect in Hong Kong. Despite acres of print and countless hours of discussion, it seems extraordinary ... children. There should be a central databank of statistics relating to children, and the commission should have powers to investigate instances where the rights of children have been breached. ...

  10. Fault lines

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Post to see that there is more than this right of abode case that has been brewing in our social consciousness. The ongoing debate by readers over our English Schools Foundation system ... address the heart of the matter, issues like right of abode, ESF, Chinese curriculum for ethnic minority students, and mainland mothers in our maternity wards will continue to force us to clash, ...




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