Judicial review

HONG KONG: COURT OF FINAL APPEAL REJECTS POLICY ON DEPENDANT SPOUSAL VISAS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES

A landmark decision of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal (discussed here) that the Hong Kong Director of Immigration’s policy of refusing to grant dependant visas to same sex … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal amends traditional proportionality test in public law context

The Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") has handed down its much anticipated judgment in Hysan Development Co Ltd and Others v Town Planning Board (FACV 21/2015) (26 September 2016). In short, the CFA has decided that government imposed restrictions on … Continue reading

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