Indigenous New Territories male villagers have enjoyed exclusive property rights for decades. Photo: Winson Wong Indigenous New Territories male villagers have enjoyed exclusive property rights for decades. Photo: Winson Wong
Indigenous New Territories male villagers have enjoyed exclusive property rights for decades. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong courts

Small-house rights of Hong Kong male villagers fully restored after Court of Appeal reverses earlier ruling

  • Landmark case centres on policy from 1970s, entitling indigenous men to build a home in their New Territories village
  • Court of Appeal overturns earlier ruling that the right was only applicable to private rather than government land

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Indigenous New Territories male villagers have enjoyed exclusive property rights for decades. Photo: Winson Wong Indigenous New Territories male villagers have enjoyed exclusive property rights for decades. Photo: Winson Wong
Indigenous New Territories male villagers have enjoyed exclusive property rights for decades. Photo: Winson Wong
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