Torture claims appeal board/non-refoulement claims petitions office: Q2 2021

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information on the Torture Claims Appeal Board/ Non-refoulement Claims Petitions Office ("TCAB/NRCPO"):

(1) The number of appeals/petitions received by the TCAB/NRCPO in the second quarter (1 Apr - 30 Jun) of 2021;
(2) The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the TCAB/NRCPO in the said period;
(3) The number of appeals/ petitions withdrawn or taken no further action in the said period;
(4) The number of appeals/ petitions allowed by the TCAB /NRCPO in the said period;
(5) The number of appeals/ petitions substantiated by the TCAB/NRCPO in the said period;
(6) The number of appeals/ petitions that were pending determination before the TCAB/NRCPO as of end of June 2021, and if possible, as disaggregated by nationality (please provide a breakdown of all nationalities)

Thank you very much for your assistance on this.

Kind Regards,
Preston Cheung

Security Bureau

Dear Mr Cheung,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 18
August 2021.  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 7
September 2021.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3106 3749 if you
have any questions.  Thank you.

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Preston Cheung <[FOI #719 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        18/08/2021 17:54
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Torture claims appeal
board/non-refoulement claims petitions office: Q2 2021

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information on the
Torture Claims Appeal Board/ Non-refoulement Claims Petitions Office
("TCAB/NRCPO"):

(1) The number of appeals/petitions received by the TCAB/NRCPO in the
second quarter (1 Apr - 30 Jun) of 2021;
(2) The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the TCAB/NRCPO in the
said period;
(3) The number of appeals/ petitions withdrawn or taken no further action
in the said period;
(4) The number of appeals/ petitions allowed by the TCAB /NRCPO in the
said period;
(5) The number of appeals/ petitions substantiated by the TCAB/NRCPO in
the said period;
(6) The number of appeals/ petitions that were pending determination
before the TCAB/NRCPO as of end of June 2021, and if possible, as
disaggregated by nationality (please provide a breakdown of all
nationalities)

Thank you very much for your assistance on this.

Kind Regards,
Preston Cheung

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Dear Ms Wong,

I refer to your acknowledgement of this information request dated 26 August 2021, setting the target response time as 7 September 2021.

Could you please advise on the status of this request? Thank you for your assistance on this.

Kind regards,
Preston Cheung

Security Bureau

Dear Mr Cheung,

Preceding replied email had already sent out to your given email
<[索取資料要求電郵#719]>, on 3.9.2021, but 1 day after
again received an email due to 'DELIVERY FAILURE' on 4.9.2021.

Security Bureau

===Original replied message sent on 3.9.2021=================

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Preston Cheung <[索取資料要求電郵#719]>,
Date:        03/09/2021 09:09
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Torture claims appeal
board/non-refoulement claims petitions office: Q2 2021

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Dear Mr Cheung,

I refer to your email of 18 August 2021 requesting for provision of
information on the number of appeals/petitions("appeals") handled by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board in the second quarter of 2021. Our reply is
given as follows -

(a) Number of appeals received: 404
(b) Number of appeals determined: 355
(c) Number of appeals withdrawn: 27
(d) Number of appeals allowed: 23 (appeals against decisions of the
Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim)
(e) Number of appeals pending determination as at 30 June 2021: 1 619
(f) Number of appeals pending determination as at 30 June 2021 breakdown
by nationality:

Nationality No. of Appeals pending determination
Afghanistani 3
Algerian 3
Bahamian 1
Bangladesh 167
Bangladesh/Indonesian 1
Bolivian 1
Burundian 1
Burundian/Rwandan 1
Cameroonian 4
Colombian 8
Congolese 11
Congolese/Angolan 4
Cote d' Ivoire 2
Dutch 1
Egyptian 11
Eritrean 1
Filipino 136
Gambian 9
Georgian 1
Ghanaian 12
Guinean 2
Indian 197
Indonesian 212
Indonesian/Gambian 1
Kazakhstani 1
Kenyan 19
Liberian/Guinean 1
Malagasy 3
Malian 1
Malian/Ghanaian 1
Malian/Nigerian 1
Mongolian 5
Moroccan 3
Nepalese 12
Nigerian 28
Pakistani 291
Peruvian 2
Russian 4
Rwandan 12
Senegalese 3
Somali 5
Somali/Tanzanian 1
South African 1
South Korean 1
Sri Lankan 62
Tanzanian 15
Tanzanian/Somali 1
Thailand 20
Togolese 5
Ugandan 14
United States of America 2
United States of America/Britain 1
Uzbek 2
Venezuelan 2
Vietnamese 294
Yemeni 6
Zimbabwean 10
Total 1 619

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        Preston Cheung <[索取資料要求電郵#719]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[電郵地址]>,
Date:        14/09/2021 19:37
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Torture claims appeal
board/non-refoulement claims petitions office: Q2 2021

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Dear Ms Wong,

I refer to your acknowledgement of this information request dated 26
August 2021, setting the target response time as 7 September 2021.

Could you please advise on the status of this request? Thank you for your
assistance on this.

Kind regards,

Preston Cheung

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Dear Ms Wong,

Thank you very much for your assistance on this request and apologies for the previous technical issue on my my end.

Kind regards,
Preston Cheung