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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Request for Beijing's view on right of abode may have wider effect, government admits

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com QC for government admits broader implication for right of abode but says it is necessary to seek Beijing’s clarification WIDER IMPACT OF BEIJING REFERRAL ... on foreign domestic workers' right of abode, the government has admitted. Barrister David Pannick QC, for the government, made the comment yesterday, on the second day of an appeal lodged by two ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Barristers call for children to be represented in right of abode case

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents who could be affected by a right of abode case involving domestic helpers. The Society for Community Organisation welcomed the Bar Association's ... to mainland parents, to reflect their rights and legitimate expectations "fairly and adequately". The association warned that a court decision to make a referral to Beijing would have ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RESIDENCY

    Right of abode appeal to Beijing a 'bad precedent'

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Austin Chiu and Joshua But Government request that city's top court asks NPC Standing Committee to rule on residency laws is condemned by legal and political experts Right of abode ... ask Beijing to clarify a previous interpretation of residency laws. The request was made in a bid to resolve right of abode cases involving foreign domestic helpers and children born ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Department of Justice's proposal on right of abode is worrisome

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Worrying twist on right of abode Hong Kong's rule of law is facing yet another serious challenge. After months of speculation, the government revealed how it intends to resolve the right of abode disputes involving foreign domestic helpers and mainlanders giving birth here. In a disturbing move, it is asking the Court of Final Appeal, before ruling on the maid ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Justice minister Yuen under pressure to spell out right of abode request

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... out' right of abode appeal The justice minister is being pressed by the legal sector for details of an application to the top court for a referral to Beijing to clarify the Basic Law on who has right of abode here, before it is heard next month. And the local government was also warned the request must be handled well- or the city's rule of law could be affected. The government ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Right of abode debate: Experts have their say

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Patsy Moy

    ... which deals with permanent residency. He said the move was intended to resolve two right of abode issues. One involves foreign domestic helpers, who are fighting for the right to receive ... for solving the right of abode issues and to gauge the potential damage to our cherished and internationally recognised judicial values. One option would be to impose administrative measures ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Court unlikely to refer to Beijing in right-of-abode case, says source

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Government source says administration doubts the Court of Final Appeal will refer right-of-abode case to Beijing for clarification Court unlikely to refer to Beijing There is only a slim chance that the Court of Final Appeal will accept the government's request to refer the issue of who has right of abode in Hong Kong to Beijing for clarification ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Increase in number of domestic helpers applying for right of abode

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The figure represents an increase since a ruling in September 2011 that was later overturned More than 1,000 helpers apply for permanent IDs More than 1,000 foreign domestic helpers have applied for permanent identity cards since a court ruled in September last year that a law preventing them from applying for right of abode ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to prepare for mainland Chinese children with right of abode

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... services. They have increased our population by at least 170,000 since the highest court in 2001 upheld their right of abode. Their numbers will grow by hundreds a month until next year, when ... counterparts, but they had every right to be applying. Their sons and daughters are also citizens. That our Basic Law guarantees that right and the associated benefits to every child born in our city, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    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 ...




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