Statistics on yearly TCAB appeals

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Security Bureau should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Scott Edmunds

Dear Security Bureau,

Can I get yearly statistics on the number of appeals to the Torture Claims Appeal Board (Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office), and of these the number of cases substantiated. Getting data as far back as you have it would be great, and you have this disaggregated by nationality, gender, etc., that would be very useful.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Security Bureau

Dear Mr Edmunds,

I refer to your application for access to information dated 2.3.2017.

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

Security Bureau

Dear Mr Edmunds,
I refer to your email dated 20.3.2017 requesting for provision of yearly
statistics on the number of appeals/petitions filed with the Torture
Claims Appeal Board/ Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office ("the Board")
and the number of appeals/petitions substantiated.  

Further to our interim reply of 27.4.2017, the yearly statistics are given
below, please:-

(a)        Number of appeals/petitions received:

2012 (from 3 Dec): 69
2013: 919
2014: 715
2015: 2,229
2016: 2,862
2017 (Jan to Apr): 1,755

(b)        Number of appeals/petitions concluded:

2012 (from 3 Dec): 33
2013: 625
2014: 399
2015: 604
2016: 926
2017 (Jan to Apr): 992

(c)        Number of appeals/petitions allowed:  15 (as at 30.4.2017)

Yours sincerely,
Theresa Lee
for Secretary for Security

Scott Edmunds

Dear Security Bureau,

Many thanks for digging out these statistics. Can I ask if the 15 appeals/petitions allowed are among the 83 substantiated claimants listed on your website here:

http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/facts/enforce...

As I mentioned previously, do you have any of this data disaggregated by nationality or gender?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Security Bureau

Dear Mr Edmunds,
Thank you for your email of 10.5.2017.  

On the yearly statistics on appeals/petitions filed with, concluded and
allowed by the Board, we do not have a breakdown by nationality or gender.

Concerning the statistics on non-refoulement claims published in the
homepage of the Immigration Department, we have referred your enquiry to
the Immigration Department which will issue a reply to you direct.

Yours sincerely,
Theresa Lee
for Secretary for Security

Security Bureau

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