Mark Daly, lawyer for Evangeline Vallejos
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Immigrant maid wins landmark case in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's High Court has ruled that a domestic helper from the Philippines should be allowed to apply for permanent residency in the city.

The case was brought by Evangeline Banao Vallejos, who has lived in Hong Kong since 1986.

The ruling follows a landmark judicial review and could lead to more than 100,000 other foreign maids winning rights to residency.

The government has said that it will appeal against the ruling.

The case has sparked widespread debate on equal treatment for foreign maids.

Anna Marie Evans reports.

  • 30 Sep 2011
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