Scott Edmunds

Dear Immigration Department,

Can I get data on how many requests to register a non-refoulement claim ("written significations") are denied each year since 2014? I.e. non-refoulement claims that are turned down "in-country" and at the airport before they are processed.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Immigration Department

本處檔號: L/M (35) in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

 

 

Dear Mr Edmunds,

 

Thank you for your enquiry dated 4 June 2017.

 

There is no procedure to "register" a non-refoulement claim. The
Immigration Department does not maintain figures in relation to the number
of persons whose written signification(s) does not give a general
indication of his reasons for claiming non-refoulement protection in the
manner specified at s.37X(2) of Cap.115 and under Unified Screening
Mechanism.

 

Best Regards,

 

Beatrice Yiu

for Director of Immigration

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