Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to follow up on FOI #449. I would be grateful if you can provide the following:

(1) Of the 18 legally represented appeals/ petitions the TCAB received, the number of people who are represented through the Duty Lawyer Scheme;
(2) Of the 18 legally represented appeals/ petitions the TCAB received, the number of people who are represented through the Pilot Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of Non-refoulement Claimants;
(3) Of the 56 legally represented appeals/ petitions the TCAB concluded, the number of people who are represented through the Duty Lawyer Scheme;
(4) Of the 56 legally represented appeals/ petitions the TCAB concluded, the number of people who are represented through the Pilot Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of Non-refoulement Claimants;
(5) Of the 6 legally represented and substantiated appeals/ petitions, the number of people who are represented through the Duty Lawyer Scheme;
(6) Of the 6 legally represented and substantiated appeals/ petitions, the number of people who are represented through the Pilot Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of Non-refoulement Claimants;

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Li

Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 9
March 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 27
March 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 #460 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        09/03/2020 16:56
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Legal representation at
TCAB, Q4 2019

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to follow up on FOI #449. I would be grateful if you can
provide the following:

(1)                 Of the 18 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB received, the number of people who are represented through the Duty
Lawyer Scheme;
(2)                 Of the 18 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB received, the number of people who are represented through the Pilot
Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of
Non-refoulement Claimants;
(3)                 Of the 56 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB concluded, the number of people who are represented through the Duty
Lawyer Scheme;
(4)                 Of the 56 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB concluded, the number of people who are represented through the Pilot
Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of
Non-refoulement Claimants;
(5)                 Of the 6 legally represented and substantiated
appeals/ petitions, the number of people who are represented through the
Duty Lawyer Scheme;
(6)                 Of the 6 legally represented and substantiated
appeals/ petitions, the number of people who are represented through the
Pilot Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of
Non-refoulement Claimants;

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Li

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Dear Ms Li,

        I refer to your email of 9 March 2020 seeking additional
information on legally represented appeals/petitions received, concluded
and substantiated by the Torture Claims Appeal Board ("TCAB") in Q4 2019.
 

        Through the Immigration Department ("ImmD")’s various measures to
expedite the handling of claims and the Government’s timely increase of
the handling quota for publicly-funded legal assistance through the Pilot
Scheme, ImmD has largely completed the screening of pending claims in
January 2019.  To ensure the prudent use of public resources and continue
to reserve sufficient manpower and resources to cope with the projected
number of new claims, based on our current expectation to receive on
average around 80 to 100 new claims per month, the Duty Lawyer Service
("DLS") has since end 2018 adjusted its quota for publicly-funded legal
assistance to at most 4 cases per day.  Meanwhile, the Pilot Scheme will
handle the remaining claims if there are more than 4 claims on any given
day.  In other words, the number of claims represented by lawyers under
the Pilot Scheme has substantially reduced in 2019.  All of the legally
represented appeals/petitions received, concluded and substantiated by the
TCAB in Q4 2019 are represented through the DLS.

Regards
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #460 email]>,
Date:        13/03/2020 12:00
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Legal representation
at TCAB, Q4 2019

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Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 9
March 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 27
March 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 #460 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        09/03/2020 16:56
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Legal representation at
TCAB, Q4 2019

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to follow up on FOI #449. I would be grateful if you can
provide the following:

(1)                 Of the 18 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB received, the number of people who are represented through the Duty
Lawyer Scheme;
(2)                 Of the 18 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB received, the number of people who are represented through the Pilot
Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of
Non-refoulement Claimants;
(3)                 Of the 56 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB concluded, the number of people who are represented through the Duty
Lawyer Scheme;
(4)                 Of the 56 legally represented appeals/ petitions the
TCAB concluded, the number of people who are represented through the Pilot
Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of
Non-refoulement Claimants;
(5)                 Of the 6 legally represented and substantiated
appeals/ petitions, the number of people who are represented through the
Duty Lawyer Scheme;
(6)                 Of the 6 legally represented and substantiated
appeals/ petitions, the number of people who are represented through the
Pilot Scheme for Provision of Publicly-Funded Legal Assistance of
Non-refoulement Claimants;

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Li

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