Torture Claims Appeal Board- Q1, 2018

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to enquire how many appeals/petitions were received, determined and allowed respectively by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in quarter 1, 2018.

Also, among the 10 non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the same quarter, how many were substantiated by the TCAB?

How many outstanding appeals/petitions relating to non-refoulement claims were there as of 31 March 2018?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Annie Li
Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Security Bureau

Dear Ms Li,

I refer to your application for access to information dated 23 April 2018.

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 Ms Li,

I refer to your request of 23.4.2018 for providing information on the
number of appeals/petitions ("appeals") handled by the Torture Claims
Appeal Board in Quarter 1 of 2018.  Our reply is given below, please -

(a) Number of appeals received:  1 291
(b) Number of appeals concluded:  986
(c) Number of appeals allowed:  10 (all appeals against decisions of the
Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim)
(d) Number of appeals pending determination:  6 289  

Theresa Lee
Security Bureau

Dear Ms Lee,

Thank you for your quick reply and the data.