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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1104865/department-justices-proposal-right-abode-worrisome
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1108512/right-abode-debate-experts-have-their-say
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1110224/court-unlikely-refer-beijing-right-abode-case-says-source
  4. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1062015/leung-chun-ying-needs-prepare-mainland-children-right-abode
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1040930/avoid-asking-court-final-appeal-decide-again-right-abode
  6. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Government says it's just an ordinary litigant. Think again

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... of a more general and permanent interest. In the right-of-abode saga, the government has argued that as a litigant it can make use of all available legal tactics - just like a private party ... will almost always have a strong bearing on the wider values cited by Bickel, which in Hong Kong include the rule of law and the city's autonomy. In the domestic helpers' right of abode ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177264/government-says-its-just-ordinary-litigant-think-again
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005278/flame-freedom-burns-former-right-abode-activist
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Sick mainland Chinese children find life-saving help in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com For some young mainland children with the right of abode, HK medical treatment is a life-saver No resentment for these little battlers Emaciated from ... overburdened by young mainland children with the right of abode in the city. Yutung was born across the border to a mainland mother and Hong Kong father. About a third of the childhood cancer patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1118504/sick-mainland-chinese-children-find-life-saving-help-hong-kong
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990688/official-denies-scare-tactic-claims-right-abode
  10. 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

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