Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to request the number of children who have made non-refoulement claims in Hong Kong, including those whose claims are pending determination by your Department, those whose claims are pending appeal or judicial review determination and those who are pending removal.

Regards,
Annie Li
Senior Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Immigration Department

Our ref. : L/M (4) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email dated 14 June 2019 seeking access to information
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Please be informed that as at end May 2019, there were 931 persons under
the age of 18 in Hong Kong who had lodged non-refoulement claims and
pending determination of the claims, appeal on their rejected claims or
removal from Hong Kong.

 

For more statistics on non-refoulement claims, please refer to the website
of the Immigration Department:

 

[1]https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/facts/enforc...

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

(FUNG Man-him)

for Director of Immigration

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Dear Fung Man-him,

Thank you for the data. May I also know the number of children in Hong Kong whose non-refoulement claims have been substantiated by the Immigration Department or the Torture Claims Appeal Board?

Regards,
Annie Li
Senior Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Immigration Department

Our ref. : L/M (6) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 20 June 2019
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Your application is now under processing.  Our Department would revert to
you on or before 10 July 2019 according to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : L/M (6) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 20 June 2019
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims and our interim reply on
28 June 2019.

 

We need more time to further process your application.  Our Department
would revert to you on or before 9 August 2019 according to paragraph 1.18
of the Code on Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : L/M (6) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 20 June 2019
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims and our interim reply on
28 June 2019.

 

We need more time to further process your application.  Our Department
would revert to you on or before 9 August 2019 according to paragraph 1.18
of the Code on Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : L/M (6) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email dated 20 June 2019 seeking access to information
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Further to our interim replies of 28 June 2019 and 10 July 2019, please be
informed that as at 30 June 2019, among the 148 persons with their claims
substantiated by the Immigration Department or the Torture Claims Appeal
Board / Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office under the Unified Screening
Mechanism (USM), 44 were under the age of 18.

 

For more statistics on non-refoulement claims, please refer to the website
of the Immigration Department:

[1]https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/facts/enforc...

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [2]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Dear Lau Pui-kong,

Thank you for your reply and the data. May I clarify whether those 44 persons were children at the time of the substantiation of their claims or on 30 June 2019?

Yours faithfully,

Annie Li

Immigration Department

Our ref. : L/M (6) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email dated 20 June 2019 seeking access to information
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Further to our interim replies of 28 June 2019 and 10 July 2019, please be
informed that as at 30 June 2019, among the 148 persons with their claims
substantiated by the Immigration Department or the Torture Claims Appeal
Board / Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office under the Unified Screening
Mechanism (USM), 44 were under the age of 18.

 

For more statistics on non-refoulement claims, please refer to the website
of the Immigration Department:

 

[1]https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/facts/enforc...

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [2]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : L/M (8) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email dated 22 July 2019 seeking access to information
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

 

Please be informed that the 44 persons as mentioned in our previous reply
of even date are referring to those under the age of 18 as at 30 June 2019
instead of at the time of substantiation of their claims.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Dear Lau Pui-kong,

Thank you for the clarification.

Regards,
Annie Li