Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1) The number of appeals/petitions received by the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB) in the fourth quarter (1 Oct - 31 Dec) of 2020;
(2) The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the TCAB in the said period;
(3) The number of appeals/ petition withdrawn or taken no further action in the said period;
(4) The number of appeals/ petition allowed by the TCAB in the said period;
(5) The number of appeals/ petition substantiated by the TCAB in the said period;
(6) The number of appeals/ petition that were pending determination before the TCAB as of end of December 2020

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Li

Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 27
January 2021.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our Bureau will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before 16
February 2021.  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 #560 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        27/01/2021 12:23
Subject:        [Possible SPAM] Freedom of Information request - Torture
claims appeal baord - Q4 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1) The number of appeals/petitions received by the Torture Claims Appeal
Board (TCAB) in the fourth quarter (1 Oct - 31 Dec) of 2020;
(2) The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the TCAB in the said
period;
(3) The number of appeals/ petition withdrawn or taken no further action
in the said period;
(4) The number of appeals/ petition allowed by the TCAB in the said
period;
(5) The number of appeals/ petition substantiated by the TCAB in the said
period;
(6) The number of appeals/ petition that were pending determination before
the TCAB as of end of December 2020

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Li

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Dear Ms Li,

I refer to your email of 27 January 2021 requesting for provision of
information on the number of appeals/petitions ("appeals") handled by the
Torture Claims Appeal Board in the fourth quarter of 2020.  Our reply is
given as follows -

(a) Number of appeals received: 255
(b) Number of appeals determined: 390
(c) Number of appeals withdrawn: 31
(d) Number of appeals allowed: 13 (including 12 appeals against decisions
of the Immigration Department rejecting a non-refoulement claim and 1
appeal against the decision of the Immigration Department rejecting an
application for re-opening a non-refoulement claim)
(e) Number of appeals pending determination as at 31 December 2020: 1 704

Regards,
Manyi Wong
Security Bureau

From:        SB-AIOREQ/SB/HKSARG
To:        Rachel Li <[FOI #560 email]>,
Date:        04/02/2021 08:33
Subject:        Re: [Possible SPAM] Freedom of Information request -
Torture claims appeal baord - Q4 2020

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Dear Ms Li,

Our Bureau has received your application for access to information on 27
January 2021.  Your application is now under processing.  According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our Bureau will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before 16
February 2021.  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 #560 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        27/01/2021 12:23
Subject:        [Possible SPAM] Freedom of Information request - Torture
claims appeal baord - Q4 2020

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Dear Security Bureau,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:

(1) The number of appeals/petitions received by the Torture Claims Appeal
Board (TCAB) in the fourth quarter (1 Oct - 31 Dec) of 2020;
(2) The number of appeals/ petitions determined by the TCAB in the said
period;
(3) The number of appeals/ petition withdrawn or taken no further action
in the said period;
(4) The number of appeals/ petition allowed by the TCAB in the said
period;
(5) The number of appeals/ petition substantiated by the TCAB in the said
period;
(6) The number of appeals/ petition that were pending determination before
the TCAB as of end of December 2020

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Li

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Dear Ms Wong,

Thank you very much for your assistance on this.

Kind Regards,
Rachel Li