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 forth quarter of 2019.

(2) Of the 9 non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the forth quarter of 2019, 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 31 December 2019?

Thank you,

Rachel Li
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Security Bureau

Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 21
January 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 10
February 2020.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3106 2284 if you
have any questions.  Thank you.

Regards,
Connie Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #445 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        21/01/2020 10:22
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q4 2019

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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 forth
quarter of 2019.

(2) Of the 9 non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the forth
quarter of 2019, 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 31 December 2019?

Thank you,

Rachel Li
Justice Centre Hong Kong

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Security Bureau

Dear Ms Li,

I refer to your email of 21 January 2020 requesting for provision of
information on the number of appeals/petitions("appeals") handled by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board in the forth quarter of 2019. Our reply is
given as follows -

(a) Number of appeals received: 288
(b) Number of appeals concluded: 1 108
(c) Number of appeals allowed: 9 (all are appeals against decisions of the
Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim)
(d) Number of appeals pending determination as at 31 December 2019: 3 241

Regards,
Connie Wong
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #445 email]>,
Date:        24/01/2020 16:31
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q4 2019

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Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 21
January 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 10
February 2020.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3106 2284 if you
have any questions.  Thank you.

Regards,
Connie Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Rachel Li <[FOI #445 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        21/01/2020 10:22
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture Claims Appeal
Board - Q4 2019

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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 forth
quarter of 2019.

(2) Of the 9 non-refoulement claims that were substantiated in the forth
quarter of 2019, 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 31 December 2019?

Thank you,

Rachel Li
Justice Centre Hong Kong

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[FOI #445 email]

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to Security Bureau? If so, please contact us using this form:
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