Substantiated non-refoulement claims of children

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Dear Immigration Department,

I would like to know how many of the 83 claimants whose torture/non-refoulement claims have been substantiated between the commencement of the enhanced administrative mechanism (late 2009) and March 2017 were aged below 18 when their claims were made, disaggregated by the year of substantiation of the claim and nationality.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Annie Li
Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

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本處檔號: L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

 

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email enquiry dated 10 July 2017.  Regarding the
matters raised therein, we would revert to you in due course.

 

Best Regards,

 

Beatrice Yiu

for Director of Immigration

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Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email enquiry dated 10 July 2017.  Further to our
interim reply on 19 July 2017, I provide herewith the updated information
for your reference.

 

Between the commencement of the enhanced administrative mechanism (late
2009) and June 2017, determinations have been made in 13 171
torture/non-refoulement claims, among which 99 were substantiated,
including 33 below the age of 18 as at 30 June 2017 with breakdown as
follows:

 

No. of substantiated
claimants
Year of Nationalities
substantiation (aged below 18

as at 30 June 2017)
2013 3 Sri Lankan
2014 2 Jordanian
2015 6 Cameroonian, Congolese (Democratic
Republic of Congo), Rwandan
2016 10 Burundian, Cameroonian, Iranian,
Rwandan
2017 (Jan to Jun) 12 Burundian, Egyptian, Filipino,
Pakistani
Total 33 -

 

I hope the above information is useful to you.

 

Best Regards,

 

WONG Shun-wah

for Director of Immigration

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most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist
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at Hong Kong Immigration Department YouTube Channel. The concerned video
clips have Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English
subtitles.

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Thank you very much. It is very useful. We are glad to know that 12 children's claims were substantiated in the first two quarters this year.

I would also like to know among the 3,218 claims determined in 2016 and 2,033 claims determined in the first half of 2017, how many were claims made by adults (at the time of claim determination) and how many were made by children (at the time of claim determination)? We would appreciate it if you could disaggregate the numbers into 2016 and the first half of 2017.

Thanks a lot,
Annie

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Dear Ms Li,

 

 

Thank you for your email enquiry dated 31 July 2017.  Please note that
ImmD does not maintain statistics on the age of claimants at the time of
claim determination.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

WONG Shun-wah

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
[1]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...
at Hong Kong Immigration Department YouTube Channel. The concerned video
clips have Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English
subtitles.

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Thank you for your reply. May I clarify- so for substantiated claims data is kept on the age of claimants at the time of determination but not for rejected claims?

Regards,
Annie

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Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email enquiry dated 31 July 2017.  Please note that
ImmD does not maintain statistics on the age of claimants at the time of
claim determination.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

WONG Shun-wah

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
[1]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...
at Hong Kong Immigration Department YouTube Channel. The concerned video
clips have Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English
subtitles.

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Thank you for your reply.

Regards,
Annie

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本處檔號: L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

 

 

Dear Ms Li,

 

Kindly note that Immigration Department does not maintain statistics on
the age of claimants at the time of claim determination.  You may wish to
note the statistics we provided in our previous reply on 28 July 2017
indicate the age of substantiated claimants as at 30 June 2017 as
remarked.

 

I hope the above information is useful to you.

 

Best Regards,

 

Beatrice Yiu

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
[1]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...
at Hong Kong Immigration Department YouTube Channel. The concerned video
clips have Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English
subtitles.

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Dear Ms Yiu,

Thank you for your clarification.

Regards,
Annie