Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1) How many appeals/petitions were received, determined, and allowed, respectively, by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the second quarter of 2020.

(2) Of the non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the second quarter of 2020, how many were substantiated by the TCAB?

(3) How many outstanding appeals/petitions relating to non-refoulement claims were there before the TCAB as of June 2020?

Thank you,
Rachel Li

Security Bureau

Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 13
July 2020.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our Bureau will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before 31
July 2020.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3106 3749 if you have
any questions.  Thank you.

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #488 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        13/07/2020 12:13
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q2, 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1) How many appeals/petitions were received, determined, and allowed,
respectively, by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the second
quarter of 2020.

(2) Of the non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the second
quarter of 2020, how many were substantiated by the TCAB?

(3) How many outstanding appeals/petitions relating to non-refoulement
claims were there before the TCAB as of June 2020?

Thank you,
Rachel Li

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Security Bureau

Dear Ms Li,

I refer to your email of 13 July 2020 requesting for provision of
information on the number of appeals/petitions ("appeals") handled by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board in the second quarter of 2020. Our reply is
given as follows -

(a)         Number of appeals received:  222
(b)         Number of appeals concluded:  797
(c)         Number of appeals allowed: 17 (including 16 appeals against
decisions of the Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim
and 1 appeal against decision of the Immigration Department rejecting an
application for re-opening a non-refoulement claim)
(d)         Number of appeals pending determination as at 30 June 2020:  2
211

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #488 email]>,
Date:        20/07/2020 10:24
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q2, 2020

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Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 13
July 2020.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our Bureau will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before 31
July 2020.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3106 3749 if you have
any questions.  Thank you.

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #488 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        13/07/2020 12:13
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q2, 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1) How many appeals/petitions were received, determined, and allowed,
respectively, by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the second
quarter of 2020.

(2) Of the non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the second
quarter of 2020, how many were substantiated by the TCAB?

(3) How many outstanding appeals/petitions relating to non-refoulement
claims were there before the TCAB as of June 2020?

Thank you,
Rachel Li

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[FOI #488 email]

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to Security Bureau? If so, please contact us using this form:
[1]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

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Dear Ms Wong,

Thank you very much for the information.

Best,

Rachel Li