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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Tactical move?

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing is taking up the question of right of abode for 7,000 mainland-born children of Hong Kong parents who were previously denied this right. Some analysts say this is a vote-getting exercise ahead of the Legco elections. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying pays first duty visit to Beijing as chief executive

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pan-democrats urge him to request amendment to Basic Law to deal with right-of-abode issues Leung makes first duty visit to Beijing as chief Leung ... urged Leung to request an amendment to the Basic Law to resolve right-of-abode issues, as an alternative to a possible reinterpretation by the National People's Congress, and to reflect ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It was my first close-up contact with girls, and I regret that I didn't hug them tightly Schoolboy Sonic Lok, 16, who got to hug Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa (above) at the Ani-com and Games Fair Come out if you are a Hongkonger and demand that Beijing interpret the Basic Law Jacky Wong, joining a Facebook chorus against right of abode for domestic helpers I made the decision ...

  8. Action on press hurt public rights

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restricted the public's right to know. A similar thing happened two years ago in the same area during a protest by abode seekers. That incident also resulted in a designated area for reporters, ... of police powers, on the one hand, and infringement of our fundamental rights as Hong Kong citizens, on the other. All that aside, why do citizens resort to 'civil disobedience' to express ...

  9. Basic Law must be a living document

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the mini-constitution, which underpins the 'one country, two systems' concept. Hong Kong people have frequently relied on the Basic Law to assert their rights in court. That is a sign of confidence. ... before it even came into force. It is important that this is put right. The political system should be developed in a way which makes it more in keeping with the Hong Kong of today. This means ...

  10. Now's not the time to enact Article 23

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... With the annual July 1 march approaching, many participants will have vivid memories of the protest in 2003 that defines the event for them. With youth activism on the rise, however, there will be many young marchers for whom the question of new national ...




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