Hong Kong’s law does not protect exclusive right of male villagers to build homes, say lawyers for ‘king of judicial reviews’ as small-house policy fight nears end

The exclusive right of male indigenous villagers to build three-storey homes in space-starved Hong Kong is not protected by the city’s mini-constitution, lawyers for the “king of judicial reviews” have argued in a landmark case at the top court.On Monday, the Court of Final Appeal began hearing an unprecedented challenge on the constitutionality of the controversial small-house policy, which confers “Ding rights” only to male indigenous villagers to build houses in the New Territories.The two…


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