Domestic workers: Residency battle 'has split Hong Kong'
25 March 2013 Last updated at 07:25 GMT
Hong Kong's top court has ruled that domestic workers are not eligible to apply for permanent residency, ending a lengthy legal battle that has split opinion.
Domestic workers had argued that denying them permanent residency was unconstitutional.
The issue of right of abode is a sensitive subject in Hong Kong, as the BBC's Jennifer Pak explains.