Free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following information:

1. The number of individuals (as a percentage of the total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2. The number of individuals (as a percentage of the total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
3. The number of individuals (as a percentage of the total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4. The number of individuals (as a percentage of the total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5. The number of individuals (as a percentage of the total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20. Of those declined free legal representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong ([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

Further to the interim reply of 5 July 2019, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        05/07/2019 12:24
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

Further to the interim reply of 5 July 2019, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        05/07/2019 12:24
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

Further to the interim reply of 5 July 2019, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        05/07/2019 12:24
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear Security Bureau,

The response to this request has been delayed. We look forward to receiving your reply.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,
Raymond Wong / Serene Lu

Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

I refer to your application for Access to Information on 28 June 2019.
 Based on information available to us, the requested information is
provided as below, please.

(i) Under the Unified Screening Mechanism, all non-refoulement claimants
may choose to receive publicly-funded legal assistance (PFLA) at the
beginning of screening of their claim by the Immigration Department
(ImmD).  Whether a non-refoulement claimant will continue to receive PFLA
at the appeal stage depends on the assessment by the lawyer providing PFLA
to the claimant on the merits of lodging an appeal, taking into account
the written decision by ImmD on the non-refoulement claim with detailed
reasons.  

During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the TCAB received a total of 6
089 appeals, out of which 394 appeals (about 6.5%) were provided by PFLA
at the appeal stage.  

The percentage of claimants receiving PFLA on appeal out of all appeals
lodged in each of the quarters of Q1 2018 to Q1 2019 was approximately 8%,
6%, 6%, 5% and 8%.

(ii) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the percentage of
claimants seeking a second opinion out of all claimants whose lawyer
providing them PFLA had assessed that no PFLA should be provided to them
on appeal was approximately 1%, 1%, 1%, 1% and 4%.

(iii) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, all claimants who
requested for a second opinion on provision of PFLA to them were provided
with the requested second opinion.

(iv) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the percentage of
claimants receiving PFLA on appeal upon receipt of a second opinion out of
all claimants requesting for a second opinion was about 40%, 100%, 0%, 83%
and 82%.

(Cyrus Cheung)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        18/07/2019 12:35
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

Further to the interim reply of 5 July 2019, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        05/07/2019 12:24
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

I refer to your application for Access to Information on 28 June 2019.
 Based on information available to us, the requested information is
provided as below, please.

(i) Under the Unified Screening Mechanism, all non-refoulement claimants
may choose to receive publicly-funded legal assistance (PFLA) at the
beginning of screening of their claim by the Immigration Department
(ImmD).  Whether a non-refoulement claimant will continue to receive PFLA
at the appeal stage depends on the assessment by the lawyer providing PFLA
to the claimant on the merits of lodging an appeal, taking into account
the written decision by ImmD on the non-refoulement claim with detailed
reasons.  

During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the TCAB received a total of 6
089 appeals, out of which 394 appeals (about 6.5%) were provided by PFLA
at the appeal stage.  

The percentage of claimants receiving PFLA on appeal out of all appeals
lodged in each of the quarters of Q1 2018 to Q1 2019 was approximately 8%,
6%, 6%, 5% and 8%.

(ii) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the percentage of
claimants seeking a second opinion out of all claimants whose lawyer
providing them PFLA had assessed that no PFLA should be provided to them
on appeal was approximately 1%, 1%, 1%, 1% and 4%.

(iii) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, all claimants who
requested for a second opinion on provision of PFLA to them were provided
with the requested second opinion.

(iv) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the percentage of
claimants receiving PFLA on appeal upon receipt of a second opinion out of
all claimants requesting for a second opinion was about 40%, 100%, 0%, 83%
and 82%.

(Cyrus Cheung)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        18/07/2019 12:35
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

Further to the interim reply of 5 July 2019, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        05/07/2019 12:24
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

I refer to your application for Access to Information on 28 June 2019.
 Based on information available to us, the requested information is
provided as below, please.

(i) Under the Unified Screening Mechanism, all non-refoulement claimants
may choose to receive publicly-funded legal assistance (PFLA) at the
beginning of screening of their claim by the Immigration Department
(ImmD).  Whether a non-refoulement claimant will continue to receive PFLA
at the appeal stage depends on the assessment by the lawyer providing PFLA
to the claimant on the merits of lodging an appeal, taking into account
the written decision by ImmD on the non-refoulement claim with detailed
reasons.  

During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the TCAB received a total of 6
089 appeals, out of which 394 appeals (about 6.5%) were provided by PFLA
at the appeal stage.  

The percentage of claimants receiving PFLA on appeal out of all appeals
lodged in each of the quarters of Q1 2018 to Q1 2019 was approximately 8%,
6%, 6%, 5% and 8%.

(ii) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the percentage of
claimants seeking a second opinion out of all claimants whose lawyer
providing them PFLA had assessed that no PFLA should be provided to them
on appeal was approximately 1%, 1%, 1%, 1% and 4%.

(iii) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, all claimants who
requested for a second opinion on provision of PFLA to them were provided
with the requested second opinion.

(iv) During the period from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the percentage of
claimants receiving PFLA on appeal upon receipt of a second opinion out of
all claimants requesting for a second opinion was about 40%, 100%, 0%, 83%
and 82%.

(Cyrus Cheung)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        18/07/2019 12:35
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Ms Lu and Mr Wong,

Further to the interim reply of 5 July 2019, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the statistics
requested in your application.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.

Thank you for your kind attention.

(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Serene Lu <[email address]>, Raymond
Wong <[email address]>, Raymond Wong
<[FOI #382 email]>,
Date:        05/07/2019 12:24
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Free legal
representation before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear  Ms Lu and Mr Wong,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will give you a reply as soon as
possible.
 
(Miss Cuby Ng)
Security Bureau

From:        Serene Lu <[email address]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        28/06/2019 16:17
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Free legal representation
before the Torture Claims Appeal Board

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Access to Information Officer of the Security Bureau,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request
certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to
Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following
information:

1.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March
2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
(i.e. Q2 2018)?
3.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September
2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December
2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5.                 The number of individuals (as a percentage of the
total) who were provided free legal representation before the Torture
Claims Appeal Board, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March
2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
7.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination for
the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
8.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
9.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
10.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board, the number of people (as a percentage of the
total) who requested a second opinion or review of such declination, for
the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

11.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
12.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
13.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
14.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
15.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested a second opinion or review of
such declination, the number of people who were then provided with a
second opinion or review, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

16.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2018 to 31
March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
17.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June
2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
18.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 July 2018 to 30
September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
19.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 October 2018 to 31
December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
20.                 Of those declined free legal representation before the
Torture Claims Appeal Board who requested and obtained a second opinion or
review of such declination, the number of people who were then provided
with legal representation, for the period between 1 January 2019 to 31
March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?
On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above
requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong
([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Yours faithfully,
Freshfields

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