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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' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998675/right-abode-bill-splits-legco
  2. The right of abode cases that shook Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle The legal battle over the right of abode began while Hong Kong was still celebrating the handover. In the months which followed, the High Court was swamped with applications ... a permanent resident had right of abode. The court decided that Article 24(2) gave permanent residents the unqualified right of abode. 'They are permanent residents with the right to enter [Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668742/right-abode-cases-shook-hong-kong
  3. Bishop weighs in for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Amy Nip The head of the Catholic Church in the city has put his weight behind right-of-abode seekers, urging the government to speed up family reunions for mainland ... denied abode rights for such children. The mainland's Public Security Bureau is set to allow non-permanent Hong Kong residents who have children living in the city to apply for one-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697356/bishop-weighs-right-abode-seekers
  4. Priest in protest to mark right of abode decision

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... court to grant thousands of abode seekers the right to stay in the city. That judgment by the Court of Final Appeal on January 29, 1999 was overruled by the National People's Congress five ... separated because of the right of abode laws. Father Mella said he would remain outside the legislature for 10 nights until the anniversary candle-light vigil which will be held at Chater Garden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667553/priest-protest-mark-right-abode-decision
  5. Abode issue is strictly HK's affair

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A court battle over claims by foreign domestic helpers to the right of abode in Hong Kong has not yet begun, but already the government is talking about the possibility of seeking ... on the 1999 right of abode controversy that saw the first such interpretation by the NPC Standing Committee, there seemed to be a general understanding that the government would refrain from taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975512/abode-issue-strictly-hks-affair
  6. 'Legal means' to tackle abode issue

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying yesterday assured lawmakers that he would stick to legal channels when tackling the issue of right of abode for children born in Hong Kong to mainland ... to the root of the problem. 'It must be dealt with by addressing the issue of right of abode [for children born to mainland mothers without Hong Kong husbands] through legal means,' Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998574/legal-means-tackle-abode-issue
  7. Reinterpretation of abode ruling necessary, says Regina Ip

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The government's decision to seek reinterpretation of the Basic Law on the right of abode controversy was a 'decisive' and 'necessary' move that had ... on the mainland and Guangdong alone has tens of millions of people. There's also Fujian. If a large number of mainland people had flocked to Hong Kong claiming right of abode it would have posed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597504/reinterpretation-abode-ruling-necessary-says-regina-ip
  8. 'Amend HK law to deny babies abode'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 2001 that babies born in Hong Kong to mainland parents have right of abode regardless of their parents' residency status. Wang did not say which law should be amended, nor the steps to be followed. Some legal experts and lawmakers have suggested changing the Immigration Ordinance to deprive babies born to non-local parents of the right of abode. That would go against Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007181/amend-hk-law-deny-babies-abode
  9. Abode rules have served HK well

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Regina Ip Right of abode, along with democratic development, must rank as one of the most controversial issues to have dogged Hong Kong in the past quarter of a century. Shortly after the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong, right of abode was placed on the agenda of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group, a meeting group of the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977401/abode-rules-have-served-hk-well
  10. No going back on 2001 abode ruling

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The right of abode saga is still haunting Hong Kong following a landmark court judgment delivered more than a decade ago. The 1999 ruling in favour of giving abode to children born to Hong ... immediate action after the 2001 ruling. The Standing Committee member of the National People's Congress said the interpretation in 1999 had made clear that the right of abode should be given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991944/no-going-back-2001-abode-ruling

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