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  1. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Johannes Chan, HKU law dean, says Court of Final Appeal's authority at risk

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of the court at risk' The authority of the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) would be jeopardised if the government continues to put judges in a political dilemma "unnecessarily", according to the head of the University of Hong Kong law school. His warning comes as some lawmakers are urging the Secretary for Justice to withdraw the government's controversial request to the court ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Girl, 8, asks to join helpers' court fight

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Bid for mainlanders' daughter to represent the children who could be affected by case Girl, 8, asks to join helpers' court fight A girl who was born and lives in Hong Kong but has mainland parents will find out if she can join domestic helpers in their right-of-abode case when it opens in the Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday, according ...

  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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Lawyers caution government against directly seeking Beijing's help

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Administration cautioned against directly asking central government for Basic Law interpretation after court turns down request Now that the top court has turned down its request to seek ... Chee-hwa's administration back in 1999, he said. Then, Beijing's interpretation overturned the Court of Final Appeal's judgment involving residency rights for children born in Hong Kong ...

  5. 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

    ... call. It estimated that over 100,000 children would be directly affected by the case, due to be heard on February 26. The Department of Justice is expected to ask the Court of Final Appeal ... interest" and should take steps which are "appropriate and necessary". Those steps included applying to the court to appoint a separate counsel to represent children born in Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Basic Law Institute to seek access to classified pre-handover UK papers on right of abode

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... discussions over details of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Agreement was not reached on right of abode issues until 1993. In 1999, the Court of Final Appeal rejected the government submission ... in Hong Kong. The top court was asked to rule whether Ng, in seeking permanent residency, must have had one parent who was a Hong Kong resident at the time of her birth. Although Ng's father ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Leung defends request to Beijing for views on residency

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, Christy Choi

    ... request to Beijing for residency views Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday defended his government's controversial decision to ask the Court of Final Appeal to seek Beijing's ... did not comment explicitly on court cases which involve two right-of-abode cases. But he said: "I have managed to stop private hospitals taking in mainland mothers giving birth. Now how ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Top judges may face conflict of interest over residency ruling

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, JOSHUA BUT, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Kong's residency laws were involved in the original case. Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi and Mr Justice Robert Ribeiro, permanent Court of Final Appeal judges, were on the bench when the court decided in 2001 to grant residency to children born in the city regardless of their mainland parents' immigration status. This means that if the court accedes to the government's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Zero quota on mainland mums in hospitals 'bad for economy'

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy and Stuart Lau

    ... wards, would not resolve the legal right-of-abode issue. Mok was speaking for the first time since last week's Court of Final Appeal hearing involving the controversial right-of-abode issue ... of the Basic Law Committee, wanted the courts to decide who has right-of-abode in Hong Kong. "I strongly believe [the zero quota] should not be a long-term solution. You are now using ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Cross-border babies not home yet

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... legal solution". It follows the Court of Final Appeal's refusal to refer to Beijing for an interpretation of the Basic Law regarding right of abode, which was expected to impact ... domestic workers, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said "the government will further study the Court of Final Appeal judgment and consider further options available within ...




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