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'Refugee and CAT Law in Hong Kong: An Update' by Mark Daly

In the October 2012 edition of 'Hong Kong Lawyer', Mark Daly wrote an article entitled, 'Refugee and CAT Law in Hong Kong: An Update'.  In...Read more

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'Refugee Law in Hong Kong: Building the Legal Infrastructure' by Mark Daly

In the 'Hong Kong Lawyer' magazine in September 2009, Mark Daly discussed the advances in refugee law as a result of recent judicial review 'test'...Read more

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10/2/2014 SCMP 'UN Loses Role in Asylum Claims;

The Hong Kong Government has announced that the Immigration Department will take responsibility for assessing all claims from 3 March 2014 and the UN refugee...Read more

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11/7/2013 'A Look at the Lives of Hong Kong's Asylum Seekers' from 'The Wall Street Journal'

Our firm has being involved in challenges against the Social Welfare Department since 2005 and will continue to represent clients as such similar matters arise....Read more

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12/6/2013 Apple Daily reports on Hong Kong's backward political asylum laws

Edward Snowden's temporary stay in Hong Kong triggered the local media's scrutiny into Hong Kong asylum laws.

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13/4/2013 Sri Lankan first to win Hong Kong asylum under new appeal process

We are thrilled that one of our long term clients has finally become a successful torture claimant pursuant to a decision made by Mr. Ian...Read more

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15/12/13 - 'My Life' Mark Daly

Mark Daly appeared in the South China Morning Post's 'Post Magazine' on Sunday 15 December 2013.  The article talks of Mark Daly's competitive drive that...Read more

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16/4/2013 Immigration chief gives Sri Lankan refugee temporary right to work in HK

Immigration granted one of the Applicants in MA & Ors, who is also the first screened-in torture claimant, permission to work on a discretionary basis....Read more

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16/7/2013 'Hong Kong Relents Over Refugees' from 'The Wall Street Journal'

An article in The Wall Street Journal (attached pdf document), entitled ‘Hong Kong Relents Over Refugees’ (16/7/13), notes the announcement of the Hong Kong Government’s...Read more

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18.3.14 Arbitrary Arrest of Human Rights Defenders

Two prominent human rights activists, Mr Ruki Fernando and Rev Praveen Mahesan, have been arbitrarily arrested and detained in Sri Lanka.  Action is required to...Read more

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18/2/2014 - GA v Director of Immigration - Right to Work

The Court of Final Appeal judgment in the relation to the right to work case (GA v Director of Immigration) was handed down today.  This...Read more

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18/7/2013 'Ways to Improve Situation of Refugees, Torture Claimants and Asylum Seekers in Hong Kong' - Our Written Submission

A special meeting will be held on Monday 22 July 2013 at 3pm, entitled 'Ways to Improve Situation of Refugees, Torture Claimants and Asylum Seekers...Read more

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18/9/2014 Gutierrez Joseph James, a minor, by Gutierrez Josephine B, also known as Gutierrez Josephine Balando, his mother and next friend v Commissioner of Registration & Registration of Persons Tribunal

Joseph, now 17, is the son of a Foreign Domestic Worker.  He was born in Hong Kong and has lived his whole life in Hong...Read more

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19/8/14 SCMP - 'Filipino Maid's Son Born and Raised in Hong Kong Loses Permanent Residency Bid'

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21/5/14 - 'Refugee-screening System Slammed as Confusing 'Shambles''

An article appeared in the 'South China Morning Post' (also online) entitled, 'Refugee-screening System Slammed as a Confusing 'Shambles'' discusses the report released by the...Read more

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23/9/13 'Government Admits to Putting Asylum Seekers in Homes Not Fit to Live In'

South China Morning Post - Social Welfare Department has admitted its contractor in charge of asylum seekers' welfare is housing clients in homes not fit...Read more

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25/3/2013 BBC - "Hong Kong court denies domestic worker residency"

"Hong Kong's top court has ruled that domestic workers are not eligible to apply for permanent residency, ending a two-year battle that has split opinion."

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27/6/2013 Hong Kong Government finally introduces a unified system to screen asylum / non-refoulement claims in Hong Kong

3 months after the judgment in C & Ors, the Hong Kong Government has decided to introduce to the Legislative Council, on 2 July 2013,...Read more

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27/7/13 The Pearl Report - 'Life in Limbo'

The Pearl Report recently featured a program on the plight of refugees in Hong Kong.  The Report looked at, in particular, the system of ISS...Read more

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28 February 2014 - 'Foreign Domestic Workers Across Asia Rise Up Over Exploitation' - The Guardian

An article regarding foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong speaking out about their working conditions and being treated like second class citizens appeared in 'The...Read more

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