Torture Claims Appeal Board- Q2, 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 2, 2018.

Also, among the 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 30 June 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 19 July 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 19 July 2018 for providing information on the
number of appeals/petitions ("appeals") handled by the Torture Claims
Appeal Board in quarter 2 of 2018.  Our reply is given as follows -

(a)         Number of appeals received:  1 289
(b)        Number of appeals concluded: 1 153
(c)         Number of appeals allowed: 6 (including 4 appeals against
decisions of the Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim)
(d)         Number of appeals pending determination: 6 425

Regards,
Theresa Lee
Security Bureau

Dear Ms Lee,
Thank you for your reply and the data.
Regards,
Annie Li
Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong