Clarification of Torture Claims Appeal Board statistics

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Scott Edmunds

Dear Security Bureau,

I recently received statistics from you on the number of appeals to the Torture Claims Appeal Board (Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office), and of the number of cases substantiated. See:

https://accessinfo.hk/en/request/statist...

Of these TCAB statistics can I ask for further detail on:

1. The number of decisions of the TCAB challenged via Judicial Review applications lodged in the High Court.

2. The number of appeals for which the appellant is not legally represented at the TCAB.

3. The number of appeals for which there is no representative from the Director of Immigration present at the hearing?

4. For each listed member of the TCAB (i.e. By name from this list http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/links/tcab/) can I also get access to the following information:

(i) number of appeals he/she has heard within the last 12 months;
(ii) the number of written determinations/decisions he/she has given in that time; and the average time from hearing to written decision.
(iii) the number of cases accepted/refused by that member within this time frame;
(iv) the number of his/her decisions challenges via consequent applications for JR; and
(v) the number of those JR applications which were [successful/unsuccessful; ].
(vi) any complaints received against the judge and whether they were upheld.

This may take some time, so I'm happy to receive the information from points 1-3 first.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Security Bureau

Dear Mr Edmunds,

I refer to your application for access to information dated 12 June 2017.

We are processing your application and shall let you have a substantive
reply as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
Theresa Lee
for Secretary for Security

Scott Edmunds

Dear Security Bureau,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Security Bureau's handling of my FOI request 'Clarification of Torture Claims Appeal Board statistics'.

I submitted my question on the 12th June and received an update June 21, 2017 that you were processing my application and should have a substantive reply as soon as possible. I am still awaiting this so am following up to see what the issue is, as this is significantly longer than specified by the code on access to information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://accessinfo.hk/en/request/clarifi...

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Security Bureau

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Dear Mr Edmunds,
I refer to your email dated 18 September 2017 requesting for an internal
review of our handling of your request “Clarification of Torture Claims
Appeal Board statistics”.

According to our record, we have sent a reply to you on 30 June 2017 in
response to your request of 12 June 2017, but the reply was wrongly sent
to your previous email account.  A copy of our reply is enclosed for your
reference.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely,
Theresa Lee
for Secretary for Security