Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Central People’s Government

  • Crisis Averted? Foreign Domestic Helpers, the Basic Law and Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal

    –Alvin Y. H. Cheung, Barrister-at-Law, Sir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers, Hong Kong In the Vallejos Evangeline Banao v Commissioner of Registration & Another judgment handed down on 25 March 2013,[1] the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) held that, on a proper construction of article 24(2)(4) of the Basic Law, the constitutional document of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”), foreign domestic helpers (“FDHs”) are not entitled to be treated as ordinarily resident in Hong Kong.