Dear Department of Justice,

Please can you confirm how many extradition requests were made by the UK to Hong Kong in 2015 and 2016 and for what offences?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Leonard

Department of Justice

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Dear Mr. Leonard,
I refer to your application for access to information dated 1 June 2017.
We have consulted the Security Bureau and were advised that the case is
under its purview.  If you have no objection, we can pass your request to
the Security Bureau for handling.  Or you may contact the Security Bureau
regarding your enquiry and its detail of contact is set out below for your
reference -

Security Bureau
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Jessica WONG
Executive Officer(Administration)3
Administration & Development Division
Department of Justice
 

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Dear DoJ Information,

I have no objection and you may pass this request onto them - please ensure that they reply here.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Leonard

Department of Justice

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reply to you, where appropriate, as soon as possible. (The above is
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Dear Mr. Leonard,

Thank you for your reply.  We shall pass your request to the Security
Bureau for their processing direct please.

Jessica WONG
Executive Officer(Administration)3
Administration & Development Division
Department of Justice

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Department of Justice

Dear Mr Leonard,

Further to your email of 5 June 2017, I write to advise that your request
for information has been referred to the International Law Division of the
Department of Justice for consideration.  I will get back to you as soon
as a decision is made on your request.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Leung
International Law Division
Department of Justice

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Department of Justice

Dear Mr Leonard,

Further to my email of 14 June 2017, I write to advise that your request
for information has been considered by the  International Law Division of
the Department of Justice.  As you may appreciate, extradition involves
requests by one government to another government for assistance in the
apprehension of fugitives with a view to surrendering them for prosecution
or imposition or enforcement of sentence.  The work involves
inter-governmental communications of a confidential nature for the
successful location and arrest of such persons and for the processing of
such requests.   Having considered your request in this context, it is not
appropriate to provide the information sought for the following reasons
stipulated in Part 2 of the Code on Access to Information:

1) Paragraph 2.4 - the information sought comes within the category of
External Affairs because it relates to information received in confidence
from another government.  The confidence must be respected for the
maintenance of good working relations.    
2) Paragraph 2.6 - the information sought comes within the category of Law
Enforcement.  Disclosure of the information could harm or prejudice the
apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you may write to us to seek a
review by senior management of this Department.  You may also make a
complaint to the Ombudsman with the following contact details if you
consider that this Department has failed to comply with the Code on Access
to Information.

Office of the Ombudsman, Hong Kong
30/F., China Merchants Tower,
Shun Tak Centre,168-200 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong

        Fax Number: 2882 8149
        E-mail: [email address]

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Leung
International Law Division
Department of Justice
7/F, Main Wing, Justice Place
18 Lower Albert Road
Central, Hong Kong

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