Number of substantiated non-refouelement claimants from the Philippines

The request was refused by 入境事務處.

Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to confirm the number of Filipino Torture/Non-refoulement claimants whose claims have been substantiated in Hong Kong.

As at 8 January 2018, the Immigration Department's statistics recorded that there were 2 substantiated non-refoulement claimants from the Philippines. https://web.archive.org/web/201801082356...

However, the latest statistics on non-refoulement claims state that there has only been 1 substantiated non-refoulement claimant from the Philippines.

I would be grateful if you could please confirm why the number of substantiated non-refoulement claimants from the Philippines appears to have fallen, and whether this reduction is due to the exercise of the Immigration Department's and/or the Torture Claims Appeal Board's powers under sections 37ZL-ZN of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115)?

Yours faithfully,

Nawin Santikarn
Justice Centre Hong Kong

入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00268694/19 and L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

Dear Mr Santikarn,

We refer to your application for access to information of 15 April 2019
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

Your application is now under processing.  Our Department would revert to
you on or before 5 May 2019 according to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information.

Best Regards,

(LAU Pui-kong)
for Director of Immigration

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入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00279092/19 and L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

Dear Mr Santikarn, 

I refer to your email dated 15 April 2019 concerning the number of
Filipino Torture/Non-refoulement claimants whose claims have been
substantiated in Hong Kong.  

 

The number of substantiated non-refoulement claims and respective
nationality breakdown are updated onto “Statistics on Non-refoulement
Claim” in the official webpage of the Immigration Department
([1]https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/facts/enforc...) on a quarterly
basis.  Kindly note that as denoted at the relevant table on the webpage,
the list covers all non-refoulement claims substantiated since 2009.  It
reflects fully the nationality breakdown and no claim have been removed
from the list. 

 

Due to confidentiality concern, details of non-refoulement claimants would
not be disclosed.

 

We hope you will find the above information useful.

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(LAU Pui-kong)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [2]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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