Basic Law

High Court Judge Confirms HOS Authority’s Policy Is Discriminatory

High Court Judge Confirms HOS Authority’s Policy Is Discriminatory 800 533 Alfred Ip

Justice Chow confirms Housing Authority’s policies on adding occupants & transferring ownership of HOS flats constituted unlawful discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law 1800 1209 Alfred Ip

A step forward for LGBT rights with Hong Kong Courts granting equal treatment under its succession laws. Last year Edgar Ng Hon-lam applied for a judicial review upon learning that the matrimonial home he owns could not be passed to his husband in case he died intestate.

High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’

High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’ 598 417 Alfred Ip

Another landmark case shows that on the issue of LGBT rights, where the legislature fears to tread, the Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human right of freedom from discrimination.

Immigration Focus Week: Immigration Offences and Penalties

Immigration Focus Week: Immigration Offences and Penalties 1200 800 Adam Hugill

Hong Kong’s immigration laws are strictly enforced by way of fines and, more usually, imprisonment.

Immigration Focus Week: Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and Other Types of Visa

Immigration Focus Week: Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and Other Types of Visa 700 1050 Adam Hugill

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is to provide admissions criteria under which applicants can reside and work in Hong Kong without a prior offer of local employment

Immigration Focus Week: Visitors, Entry Permits and Conditions of Stay

Immigration Focus Week: Visitors, Entry Permits and Conditions of Stay 1300 867 Adam Hugill

Unless a person has the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong, he/she requires a visa/entry permit to work, study, establish or join in any business, take up residence or to stay in the Hong Kong SAR as a visitor longer than the allowed visa-free period.

Immigration Focus Week: Role of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration

Immigration Focus Week: Role of the Hong Kong Director of Immigration 1800 1200 Adam Hugill

Hong Kong continues to implement dynamic immigration policies that play a crucial role in enhancing its attractiveness to foreign professionals and investors

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