30 Sep '11, 4am

Maids win right to apply for Hong Kong residency.

Maids win right to apply for Hong Kong residency.

A Hong Kong court on Friday ruled a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a landmark case for the city's domestic helpers. --ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong court on Friday ruled a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a landmark case for the city's domestic helpers. The High Court said immigration laws barring maids from applying for permanent residency violated Hong Kong's mini-constitution, known as the Basic Law. The legal action, brought by Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a Philippine domestic helper who has lived in Hong Kong since 1986, has cast a spotlight on the financial hub's treatment of its army of 292,000 domestic helpers. 'My conclusion is that on the common law interpretation approach the impugned provision is inconsistent with (Hong Kong's B...

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